Sustainability & Energy Action Taskforce

Purpose

To seek input from the Citizens of Grants Pass and develop a Sustainability/Energy Action Plan to document and guide City policy as it relates to sustainable practices and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHGs). The Taskforce will look for opportunities to improve City operations, manage energy consumption and promote education within the community. The Taskforce will also explore opportunities to create a permanent standing committee to advise City Council on potential actions relating to climate change, sustainability, resiliency, enhanced sequestration, tree canopy development and reduction of GHGs.

Ideal membership would include: 

  • a local energy efficiency engineer, solar professional, contractor or developer, 
  • a Grants Pass High School Student, 
  • Rogue Community College Student, 
  • 3 persons at large with an interest in energy action efforts, and 
  • a person with local agriculture/horticulture/arborist/landscape architect experience 
  • 1 – ex-officio member from Energy Trust of Oregon 
  • 1 – ex-officio member from Southern Oregon Climate Action Now

Members

  • Josh Berger, Energy Trust of Oregon               
  • Karen Chase, Energy Trust of Oregon
  • Dorothy Swain, Southern Oregon Climate Action Now
  • Robert Allen, Local energy efficiency engineer
  • Tom Bradbeer, Vice Chair - Contractor/developer
  • Emily Berlant - Solar Professional
  • Clair Highfield - Forestry experience
  • Ethan Nelson, Vice Chair - GPHS student
  • Catherine Vawter - RCC student
  • David Bartlett, Member at Large
  • Arlo Todd, Member at Large
  • Matthew Rosen, Member at Large
  • Jan O'Hara, Chair - Member at Large
  • Jason Canady, Staff Liaison
  • Vanessa Ogier, Council Liaison
  1. Accepting applications for Housing Advisory Committee

    Applications are being accepted for a new position on the Housing Advisory Committee (HAC). This is a 3-year appointment. Read on...
  2. Accepting applications for Collaborative Economic Development Committee

    Applications are being accepted for a position on the Collaborative Economic Development Committee (CEDC) due to a vacancy. This is a three-year appointment. Read on...
  3. Accepting applications for Central Business District Vitalization Taskforce

    Applications are being accepted for 1 position on the Central Business District Vitalization Taskforce. Appointments are for the duration of the taskforce. Read on...
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  1. Committee / Commission Application - fill out and submit online.

    Open Positions

    Apply for Committee on Public Art - Applications are being accepted for one positionFill out and submit online by July 8, 2022

    Apply for Historic Buildings and Sites Commission - Applications are being accepted for one positionFill out and submit online by July 8, 2022

    Apply for Central Business District Vitalization Taskforce - Applications are being accepted for one positionFill out and submit online by July 8, 2022

    Apply for Collaborative Economic Development  Committee - Applications are being accepted for two positionsFill out and submit online by July 22, 2022

    Apply for Housing Advisory Committee - Applications are being accepted for two positionsFill out and submit online by July 12, 2022

    Apply for Housing Advisory Committee - Applications are being accepted for one positionFill out and submit online by August 12, 2022

    Apply for Urban Tree Committee - Applications are being accepted for four positionsFill out and submit online by September 7, 2022