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Potsdam Climate Smart Communities Task Force Mission Statement - Adopted 10/30/18

The Town and Village of Potsdam, New York have each signed a New York State Climate Smart Communities Pledge and have formed a joint Climate Smart Communities Task Force to consider ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by implementing energy conservation measures that protect the environment, mitigate weather hazards and reduce the tax burden shouldered by Potsdam’s residents and businesses.  The Mission of the Climate Smart Communities Task Force is to become a New York State certified Climate Smart Community by:

  1. Developing a strategy and work plan to establish a baseline of the community’s current emissions and climate-related vulnerabilities.
  1. Developing recommendations for reducing emissions and mitigating vulnerabilities
  1. Developing a plan for how those recommendations should be communicated to constituents, funded and integrated into the community’s ongoing planning and economic development efforts.
     

2019 Potsdam Climate Smart Communities Task Force Roster

Toni Kennedy, Town Council
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Rose Rivezzi Town Council
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  • Maggie McKenna, Village Board of Trustees
  • Karen Bage, Resident
  • David Trithart, Resident
  • Susan Powers, Ph.D., Resident
  • Thomas Ortmeyer, Ph.D., Resident
  • Rich Wong, Resident
  • David Bradford, Ph.D., Resident
  • Chip Morris, Resident
  • Lucas Wright, Resident
  • Laura Dudek, Resident
  • Carol Strome, Resident
  • Eileen Visser, Ph.D., Resident
  • Alex French, Resident/ Clarkson University
  • Laura Cordts, Canton-Potsdam Hospital
  • Ray Bowdish, SUNY Potsdam

Non-Voting Staff /Advisors

  • Gregory Thompson, Potsdam Village Administrator
  • Frederick Hanss, Village o Potsdam Planning & Development Office
  • Erick Backus, Advisor, Clarkson University
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