The Steering Committee, composed of an elected official and staff representative of each jurisdiction, will meet about monthly and coordinate the project. The Steering Committee’s other key tasks include selecting the Consultant Team and guiding its work, as well as selecting the Stakeholder Committee. All Steering Committee meetings are open to the public.
The Advisory Workgroup was comprised of public- and private-sector members of the community with relevant expertise. This group functioned as the Stakeholder Committee referenced in the Interlocal Agreement and Steering Committee Charter and served an important role in the plan’s development. The workgroup was responsible for sharing ideas, evaluating draft deliverables, and providing recommendations to the Steering Committee on all major plan components. All Climate Advisory Workgroup meetings were open to the public.
The benefits and costs of climate mitigation will affect everyone in Thurston County. There will continue to be opportunities to get involved and let us know your priorities and concerns about reducing our carbon footprint.
A comment period on the draft Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan and Online Open House ran from September 17 to October 16, 2020. Two virtual community meetings were held during the public review period:
This event included a live presentation and panel discussion with members of the Steering Committee and Climate Advisory Workgroup who were involved with developing the plan, as well as an opportunity for questions from the public.