Yolo County accepting applications for Climate Action Commission

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Yolo County Special to the Express Yolo County is recruiting people to serve as the technical lead (climate scientist/subject matter expert) and environmental-justice lead on the on the Yolo County Climate Action Commission. The group will advise Yolo County on immediate actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, address equity issues, and update the Yolo County Climate Action Plan. Additionally, the County is still accepting applications for the two At-Large Community member positions. The two Leads will be appointed by the Board of Supervisors and the two At-Large Community members will be appointed by the previously appointed five members. The commission includes 11 members. Two additional climate scientists or subject matter expects may be appointed by the commission to serve after the recruitment of the original nine members concludes. The YCCAC roster is located on the County website at   https://www.yolocounty.org/government/board-of-supervisors/advisory-bodies. The Yolo County Board of Supervisors created the Commission earlier this year to achieve the goals listed in Resolution No. 20-114, which declared a climate crisis requiring an immediate mobilization of resources to affect a just transition towards an inclusive, equitable, sustainable, and resilient local economy while also supporting and advocating for regional, national, and international efforts necessary to reverse the climate, social justice, and economic crises. Commission members will engage directly with County partners, staff, and the Board of Supervisors to help develop the policies and actions to achieve these goals. Applications for the Yolo County Climate Action Commission will be accepted through Aug. 18 and can be found here. Applicants should indicate which of the categories of membership the individual is applying to on the application.

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