The Climate & Environment Council welcomes new members

The Climate & Environment Council welcomes new members

The Climate and Environment Council (CEC) was created to move the implementation of the Kansas City Regional Climate Action Plan forward. The CEC sets a broad agenda on climate resilience and sustainability and focuses on the following core functions to carry out this purpose:

  • Strategy: Develop near-term regional climate action work plans.
  • Coordination: Prioritize, support and coordinate specific policy, technical and action plans among various organizations and committees.
  • Alignment: Align planning and existing initiatives with funding opportunities.
  • Tracking: Develop and track metrics that measure progress toward climate resilience and sustainability goals.
  • Action: Conceptualize and bring energy to new initiatives and capacities.

The CEC is structured to have two cohorts with two-year staggered terms, with MARC holding a call for new member applications every year. This year, the CEC will welcome 19 new members to join 16 members from the inaugural cohort of the CEC. These new additions will bring new energy, insight and experience to the CEC and the work of implementing the Kansas City Regional Climate Action Plan.  Congratulations to these new members!

Climate & Environment Council – 2024-2025 Cohort

Alej Martinez National Science Foundation  EPSCoR
Alyssa Marcy Unified Government of WYCO/KCK
Andrew Ngui City of Kansas City, MO
Antoine Lee Central Christian Church
Atenas Mena Clean Air Now
Briana Anderson Metropolitan Community College
Brittanie Giroux Metropolitan Energy Center
Carl Stafford Kansas City Health Department/ My Region Wins
Christina Hoxie Hoxie Collective
David Gress City of Raymore, MO
Diana Martinez Quintana Resident
GG Owens JE Dunn Construction
Phaedra  Svec Perkins & Will
Shane Reed Metropolitan Energy Center
Stacia Pieroni Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium
Tamara Barnes A Loving Space Foundation
Taylor Neff Missouri Department of Conservation
Toni Gatlin Extension Master Gardner of GKC
Xue Wood City of North Kansas City, MO