Climate Policy Commission

The Climate Policy Commission (CPC) shall provide climate plan implementations process oversight and recommend updates to the CEAP in pursuit of meeting the climate recovery goals, objectives, and targets set forth in the AMC Chapter 9.40.

The CPC shall reflect and represent a wide range of community interests and perspectives.  Such interest shall include, but not limited to, environmental, energy efficiency, renewable energy, academic business, low income, health, communities of color, and elder interests.

Powers and Duties 

A.  Develop recommendations for the City of Ashland’s Climate and Energy Action Plan (CEAP) and any updates to  the CEAP.
B.  Recommend modifications to benchmarks, targets, or actions contained in the climate plan as needed to incorporate the best available science and practices to achieve the City of Ashland’s climate-related goals and targets.
C.  Manage a process for considering amendments and updates to the CEAP.
D.  Monitor and make recommendations on the implementation of the CEAP for the community and for City operations
E.  Periodically review progress toward achievement of the CEAP’s Greenhouse Gases (GHG) and fossil fuels reduction targets.
F.  Recommend changes in City ordinances, administrative rules, and processes that facilitate or incentivize residents and businesses to reduce GHG emissions.
G.  Work to ensure that the CEAP incorporates long-term social, economic, and environmental goals.
H.  Work to ensure that the CEAP is socially equitable for all community members including low-income, young people, persons of color, the elderly, and those living with disabilities.

Please remember that other than staff, the people listed below are volunteers working on behalf of our community and should only be contacted on matters related to their particular commission, committee or board.

Contact the Climate Policy Commission

EstablishedMeetingsLength of
2019Meets 2nd Thursday, 4:00 - 6:00p.m., Community Development Building, 51 Winburn WayThree Years


The Current CPC members
NameEmailTitleTerm BeginTerm End
Bob KaplanPosition 102/18/202004/30/24
Rick BarthPosition 209/05/1904/30/22
Ray MallettePosition 309/05/1904/30/23
Andra HollenbeckPosition 411/16/202104/30/24
Gary ShaffPosition 509/05/1904/30/22
Caitlin GuthriePosition 611/16/2104/30/23
Bryan SohlPosition 712/07/2104/30/23
VacantPosition 8
Tonya Grahamtonya@council.ashland.or.usPosition 9- Council Liaison
Mary McClarymary.mcclary@ashland.or.usStaff Liaison
DateStartEndEvent DescriptionLocation
May 12, 20224:00 PM6:00 PMCommission MtgZoom