Mayor’s Climate Protection Committee seeks two new members; apply by Friday

If you are interested in environmental issues, Edmonds’ Citizens Committee on U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement is seeking volunteers to fill two openings. The committee consists of five non-paid volunteers. Deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 15.

The Climate Protection Committee, formed by Edmonds Mayor Gary Haakenson, generally meets on the first Thursday of each month to work on environmental, energy, and sustainability issues pertinent to Edmonds and its citizens. The citizen members work with City of Edmonds staff to formulate ideas that are then presented to the City Council for possible consideration and implementation. Currently the committee is finalizing a Climate Action Plan.

There are no specific qualifications needed to apply for this position; however, an interest in climate or environmental issues and how they relate to Edmonds is preferred, as well as the ability to attend 9 a.m. meetings. Edmonds residency is not required. Applicants will be interviewed by the Mayor, and the selected candidate will be appointed by the Mayor.

For more information on the committee, please visit the City’s website.

Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15.

You can pick up an application at City Hall, 121 5th Ave. N. or download it from the city’s website at under City Government/Boards & Commissions.

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