Somerville Applicants Sought for Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change

 

Mayor Curtatone is seeking applications from Somerville residents to serve on the Mayor’s Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change (CEUCC). The CEUCC advises the City and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and Environment on climate change and energy policy issues and assists the City in program design and outreach related to these topics.

 

In the past, the Commission has advised the City on a number of topics, including energy performance of city buildings, the Residential Energy Efficiency Program, community choice aggregation of electricity, and residential solar. Commission members will advise the City on upcoming sustainability initiatives including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change impacts, innovative approaches to energy efficiency, and community outreach and education on climate change and energy. The CEUCC typically meets monthly at on the second Wednesday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Tufts Administration Building located at 167 Holland Street.

 

The CEUCC is composed of seven Somerville residents and one City staff member who serves as an ex-officio member. Appointments are for a period of three years. The City seeks Somerville residents with a background in energy, climate change, and community outreach to apply by submitting a resume and a letter of interest that specifies the applicant’s relevant background and purpose for serving on the CEUCC. While the CEUCC principally provides technical and policy advice to the City, members of the community with an interest in sustainability and experience in community engagement are encouraged to apply.

 

Applicants are encouraged to attend one or more CEUCC meetings prior to submitting a letter of interest. The next two meetings are scheduled for December 7, 2016, and January 11, 2017. Please submit a letter of interest by close of business (4:30 p.m.) on January 31, 2017, by email to Oliver Sellers-Garcia, Director of Sustainability & Environment, at ogarcia@somervillema.gov. 

 

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