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.

CAAC members work with RCPA staff to develop and implement GHG reduction programs and measures in Sonoma County communities.

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:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Agriculture
  • Viticulture
  • Business
  • Community Non-profits
  • Environmental
  • Transportation
  • Social Justice
  • Environmental Justice
  • Real estate
  • Health
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Open Space
  • Waste
  • Water
  • Building Efficiency

CAAC Membership

RCPA DirectorJurisdictionCAAC Appointees (2)
BagbyCloverdaleJane Elias, vacant
LandmanCotatiCarl Mears, Judith Newton
KelleyHealdsburgStephanie Turk, Tyra Benoit
FischerPetalumaBeverly Schor, Pete Gang
GiudiceRohnert ParkJulie Royes, Shirley Johnson
RogersSanta RosaKevin Conway, Steve Birdlebough
GurneySebastopolZeno Swijtink, Josho Somine
LoweSonomaMatt Metzler, David Leland
ReynozaTown of WindsorMichelle Gervais, Christopher Peck
CourseyCounty of Sonoma - District 3Tyler Silvy, Tom Colon
Rabbitt County of Sonoma - District 2vacant, Jake Mackenzie
HopkinsCounty of Sonoma - District 5Julie 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 (EnglishEspañol) and we will share it with the RCPA Board Member from your jurisdiction.