Climate Action Advisory Committee
The Climate Action Advisory Committee (CAAC) provides information and advice to the RCPA Board, staff, and project consultants during the development and implementation of climate action programs.
This includes reviewing and considering materials, proposals, ideas and concepts introduced to them by RCPA and jurisdiction staff. CAAC members also foster communication outside of the CAAC regarding progress and outcomes of RCPA initiatives – particularly as they relate to a member’s jurisdiction or sector.
Two representatives are chosen by each RCPA Board members from their respective jurisdictions. The CAAC does not take official votes or make direct recommendations to any hearing body and consists of stakeholders selected by the RCPA Board of Directors, to represent a diversity of viewpoints and areas of technical expertise.
Sectors sought for representation in the Advisory Group include:
|RCPA Director||Jurisdiction||CAAC Appointees (2)|
|Bagby||Cloverdale||Jane Elias, vacant|
|Landman||Cotati||Carl Mears, Judith Newton|
|Kelley||Healdsburg||Stephanie Turk, Tyra Benoit|
|Fischer||Petaluma||Beverly Schor, Pete Gang|
|Giudice||Rohnert Park||Julie Royes, Shirley Johnson|
|Rogers||Santa Rosa||Kevin Conway, Steve Birdlebough|
|Gurney||Sebastopol||Zeno Swijtink, Josho Somine|
|Lowe||Sonoma||Matt Metzler, David Leland|
|Reynoza||Town of Windsor||Michelle Gervais, Christopher Peck|
|Coursey||County of Sonoma - District 3||Tyler Silvy, Tom Conlon|
|Rabbitt||County of Sonoma - District 2||vacant, Jake Mackenzie|
|Hopkins||County of Sonoma - District 5||Julie Kawahara, Kerry Fugett|
Please read the CAAC Charter for additional details. The CAAC meets quarterly on the 2nd Friday in January, April, July, and October. Meeting agendas and further details can be found on the Meetings and Agendas page.
Interested in joining the CAAC?
If you are interested in serving on the CAAC, please submit an interest form (English, Español) and we will share it with the RCPA Board Member from your jurisdiction.