Be A Part of the Conversation - Serve on the Workgroup
We are looking for people to serve on the Thurston Climate Advisory Workgroup. The Workgroup will act as a community stakeholder committee to support the implementation of the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan. This plan was a joint effort of Thurston County and the cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater to create greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals by 2030 and 2050.
Who can get involved?
Anyone is welcome to apply. Priority will be given to applicants with the following expertise, whether through life experience, interest, education, or work experience. The workgroup welcomes members with diverse backgrounds who are interested in but have little to no experience in climate issues.
Priority Expertise Areas (formal education or work experience not required):
Climate mitigation, environment, growth management, or community design advocates
Environmental justice advocates or community members disproportionately affected by climate change, including people of color and people of low-income
Local government agencies and utilities
Residential or commercial developers, builders, realtors, property owners, or managers
Nonprofit housing providers
Tribal member – application not required, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth (are you under the age of 18?)
Duties: Discuss the annual work program, annual report, and other proposals that the Climate Action Steering Committee are reviewing
Meetings: Up to six, two-hour meetings annually which will be held virtually or in-person in Olympia at TRPC. Meeting times and dates will be chosen after recruitment ends.
Terms: Three (3) years with the option to reapply (youth can serve shorter terms)
Compensation: Option to request $50/meeting unless you are being paid by your employer to attend meetings
Apply online or contact email@example.com or (360) 956-7575 for translations, paper copies, or questions. Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2022.
The Climate Action Steering Committee, composed of an elected official representative of each jurisdiction, will meet about monthly and coordinate the project. All Steering Committee meetings are open to the public.