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Tompkins County Soliciting Applications for the Renewed and Expanded Climate and Sustainable Energy Advisory Board

On November 4, 2021, the Tompkins County Legislature renewed the Climate and Sustainable Energy Advisory Board for another three-year term and expanded its membership to 11 seats.

The Climate and Sustainable Energy Advisory Board is charged with providing expert input to the Legislature on regulatory initiatives and successful community programs relating to energy and climate change, as well as emerging energy efficiency, renewables, and climate adaptation technologies. The advisory board will continue to assist the County in engaging with state policymakers and regulators, utility staff, municipal leaders, developers, businesses, and community groups to set Tompkins County government and the wider Tompkins County community on a successful course to meeting the greenhouse gas emission reduction goals of the state’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act and the Tompkins County Energy Strategy as quickly as is fiscally and economically feasible.

The County is currently recruiting to fill at least four vacant seats on the Climate and Sustainable Energy Advisory Board. Tompkins County residents are invited to apply no later than December 6, 2021. The short application form is available on the County’s website at or call the Legislature office at 607-274-5434. Applicants should explain on the application the expertise they bring to the advisory board.

For more information about the Tompkins County Climate and Sustainable Energy Advisory Board, please contact Darby Kiley at the Tompkins County Department of Planning and Sustainability, (607) 274-5560.

Media Contact: 

Darby Kiley, Tompkins County,  (607) 274-5560