Are you passionate about the environment and reducing greenhouse gas emissions?

Consider applying to join the Climate Action Steering Committee to help oversee the development of a community-wide climate action plan. Up to 5 at-large vacancies are open for this committee, which is expected to convene for one year, beginning in the spring.

Duties include:

  • Actively participating in the development of a consensus-based Climate Action and Adaptation Plan for the Iowa City community which will identify priority actions to be taken to reach the City’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals     
  • Working on behalf of the community to identify programs and projects to reduce emissions that are practical and achievable
  • Educating and promoting these issues to the public and other interest groups to solicit their input and get feedback on them

Those interested in the position must be at least 18 years old. Iowa City residency is preferred, but not required. Applicants may hold a position on other City boards or commissions.

The City is in the process of hiring a consultant to assist in the facilitation of creating the plan, and once hired, more details like a start date, meeting times and responsibilities will be available.

Applications are due, Tuesday, March 14,  2017 by 5 p.m. Forms and can either be completed and submitted online, or printed and delivered to the City Clerk's Office at City Hall, 410 E. Washington Street, Iowa City.

More information about the Climate Action Steering Committee can be found at or by contacting Iowa City Sustainability Coordinator Brenda Nations.

Date of publication

Thursday, January 26, 2017