skip navigation
Boards & Commissions
Climate Change Committee (CCC)


1) Documentation:
Current Agenda         Past Agendas         Reports
Current LAR         Past LARs    
Current Minutes and Audio         Past Minutes and Audio    

2) Description:
The CCC shall have the following functions, purposes, powers and duties: 1) Develop a Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Plan including recommendations to achieve the City's greenhouse gas reduction commitments along with strategies and steps needed to prepare for the direct and indirect effects of climate change on the City's infrastructure and operations, as well as its ecological, economic and social capital. 2) Identify and prioritize concerns and issues relating to long-term environmental, social and economic sustainability of the Tucson community. 3) Annually review the City's Sustainability Strategic Plan, provide a written report on the status of implementation of the Plan, and recommend revisions to the Mayor and Council that reflect new information or priorities for pursuing a more sustainable community. 4) Review and report to the Mayor and Council on progress toward achieving adopted sustainability goals and objectives, including those adopted in the Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement, utilizing staff of the City Manager's Office of Conservation and Sustainable Development and other sources for the information necessary for such review. 5) Frame priorities for sustainability that balance environmental protection, judicious use of resources, economic vitality, healthy communities, and social equity and that are appropriate to the specific challenges and constraints of the Sonoran Desert, and develop and propose a comprehensive set of sustainability principles to inform City policies, including the General Plan. 6) Establish methods and indicators to measure success in meeting established sustainability goals. 7) Solicit and review recommendations from other City advisory committees regarding indicators, implementation, and/or other aspects of the City's Sustainability Strategic Plan. 8) Support and sponsor community programs and projects to provide information and education to the community on ways to improve individual, business, or organizational sustainability. 9) Develop and encourage community efforts and resources for community action on sustainability. 10) Consult and cooperate with federal, state, county, city, town, or other governmental or public agencies, commissions, and committees, citizens, community groups, academic institutions, and other entities on matters relating to sustainability. 11) Consult with the Mayor and Council as requested relative to specific sustainability issues and needs that may arise.

3) Maximum Number of Members: 26

4) Meeting Location:
To be provided.

5) Meeting Time: Meets as required.

6) Information Sheet:
  • Datapage

  • 7) Members:
    MemberRoleAppointorClassification
    Ms. Donna Branch-GilbyMemberMayor and CouncilCommunity, Grass-Roots Climate Change Efforts/Alternate Member
    Mr. Charles CaseyMemberMayor and CouncilWorkforce Advocacy and Training/Principal Member
    Mr. Jaime de ZubeldiaMemberMayor and CouncilFood Security/Alternate Member
    Ms. Lisette DeMarsMemberMayor and CouncilSmall and/or Local Business/Principal Member
    Dr. Gregg GarfinMemberMayor and CouncilClimate Change/Alternate Member
    Mr. Cesar LopezMemberMayor and CouncilLow-Income Representation/Alternate Member
    Ms. Susy MoralesMemberMayor and CouncilUrban Green Space, Urban Heat Island Mitigation/Principal Member
    Mr. Robert OjedaMemberMayor and CouncilFood Security/Principal Member
    Dr. Jonathan OverpeckMemberMayor and CouncilClimate Change/Principal Member
    Mr. Ron ProctorCo-ChairpersonMayor and CouncilCommunity, Grass-Roots Climate Change Efforts/Principal Member
    Mr. Michael RayMemberMayor and CouncilNeighborhood Advocacy/Alternate Member
    Dr. Richard ReevesMemberMayor and CouncilSustainable Land Use and Transportation/Principal Member
    Ms. Joanie SawyerMemberMayor and CouncilNeighborhood Advocacy/Principal Member
    Dr. John SchwarzMemberMayor and CouncilLow-Income Representation/Principal Member
    Mr. Frank Slingerland, AIA, LEED APMemberMayor and CouncilArchitecture and Sustainable Design/Alternate Member
    Mr. Phil SwaimMemberMayor and CouncilArchitecture and Sustainable Design/Principal Member
    Ms. Nicole SweeneyCo-ChairpersonMayor and CouncilLocal Economy/Principal Member
    Dr. Barbara WarrenMemberMayor and CouncilHuman Health/Principal Member


    For further information please contact the City Clerk's Office at (520) 791-4213.


    Datapages for the boards are provided in Adobe PDF format. You'll need the free Acrobat Reader to view the documents.