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Climate Change Committee Seeks Applicants for Vacancy

Post Date:05/09/2017 9:55 AM
The Chatham County Climate Change Advisory Committee will have a vacancy on June 30, 2017. The deadline for interested residents to submit an application to serve is Friday, May 26, 2017 at 5 PM. The role of this committee is to make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners related to climate change impacts in Chatham County.

The committee looks at such concepts as: reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (primarily CO2) with related improvements in air quality; promoting the use of renewable energy, promoting carbon neutral/green building standards for new and existing buildings (both public and private) and encouraging resilient conservation–oriented land uses and both residential and commercial land development standards that foster climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The person appointed by the Chatham County Board of Commissioners to fill the vacancy would serve until June 30, 2020 and would be eligible for reappointment.

Interested residents should submit a committee application no later than May 26, 2017. An online form can be found at Or contact Lindsay Ray 919-542-8200 or email to obtain an email or printed application.

The Board of Commissioners seeks applicants who live in the county, support the mission of the committee and who have with the time and resources available to devote to the work and research required.

Expertise or knowledge regarding any of the following subjects is desirable but not essential: renewable energy systems, building efficiency, green building standards and conservation standards (in both residential and commercial settings), transportation efficiency standards and fuel options, forestry and agricultural practices and management, ecology and environmental science, and literature relating to the science of climate change.