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Chatham Seeks Applicants for Climate Change Committee Vacancy

Post Date:04/04/2019 1:15 PM
Chatham County has a new vacancy on the Climate Change Advisory Committee. The deadline for interested residents to apply to fill the vacancy is Friday, May 10, 2019, 5 PM.

You do not need to complete another application if you have already applied to serve on the Climate Change Advisory Committee in the past 12 months.

The committee makes 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 vacancies would serve an initial term until June 30, 2020 and would be eligible for reappointment to a three-year term at that time.

Interested residents should submit a committee application no later than 5 PM on May 10. An online form can be found at https://chathamnc.seamlessdocs.com/f/CommitteeForm. Or contact Lindsay Ray at 919-542-8200 or lindsay.ray@chathamnc.org 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. The committee typically meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 PM.

Expertise in one of the following areas is desirable, but not required: 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.