Monroe County Climate Action Plan Advisory Committee

Overview

Monroe County has long been a leader in innovative sustainability policy that has been both environmentally friendly and cost-effective. The County has demonstrated its leadership through its eight (8) LEED Certified facilities, 400+ vehicle green fleet, Waste to Watts Program, solar initiatives, and EcoPark.

Protecting the environment is key to maintaining our quality of life and preserving natural resources for future generations. Although there are many ideas on how to best protect our environment, it must start with individual accountability. Monroe County believes it can continue to be a leader in environmental policy by setting goals and objectives that will improve sustainability, reduce emissions, and strengthen resiliency.

Monroe County is joining the many communities across the country have looked towards Climate Actions Plans to coordinate and centralize environmental policy and initiatives.

Watch Meetings

Legislative Action

  • March 10, 2020 - The Monroe County Legislature authorized the creation of a Climate Action Plan Advisory Committee for the express purpose of developing a Climate Action Plan for the County of Monroe - see legislation 
  • May 12, 2020 - The Monroe County Legislature appoints seven (7) members to the Climate Action Plan Advisory Committee - see legislation

Public Comment

A public forum will be held as part of each meeting to receive comments from citizens who have specific interests or opinions to express on important issues facing the Committee. You can email your comments to cap@monroecounty.gov or call Tina Stevens at (585) 753-7646.

Officers

  • Matthew O'Connor – Co-Chairman
  • Michael Yudelson – Co-Chairman
  • Sue Hughes-Smith – Vice Chair
  • Tina Stevens - Secretary

Members

  • Legislator Richard Milne
    Majority Leader Appointee
  • John Botelho
    President Citizen Appointee
  • Legislator Sean Delehanty
    President Appointee
  • Michael Garland *
    DES Representative
  • Matthew O'Connor
    Majority Leader Citizen Appointee
  • Sue Hughes-Smith
    Minority Leader Citizen Appointee
  • Legislator Michael Yudelson
    Minority Leader Citizen Appointee 
  • Kathryn McArdle
    County Executive Citizen Appointee

Student Members

  • Helen Frank *
    Minority Leader Student Appointee
  •  Lola DeAscentiis *
    County Executive Student Appointee
  • Leah Wirley *
    Majority Leader Student Appointee

 

* denotes non-voting members

Meeting Notices, Agendas, & Minutes 

Dates Documents
December 2, 2021  Agenda | Minutes
November 4, 2021 Agenda | Minutes
October 7, 2021 Agenda | Minutes
September 2, 2021   Agenda | Minutes 
August 5, 2021  Agenda | Minutes
July 1, 2021  Agenda | Minutes
June 3, 2021  Agenda | Minutes
May 6, 2021    Agenda | Minutes  
April 1, 2021   Agenda | Minutes 
March 4, 2021   Agenda | Minutes

February 4, 2021

  Agenda | Minutes 

January 7,  2021

 Agenda | Minutes 

December 3, 2020

 Agenda | Minutes

November 5, 2020

 Agenda | Minutes

October 1, 2020

 Agenda | Minutes
September 3, 2020 Notice | Agenda | Minutes
August 13, 2020  Notice | Agenda | Minutes 
Dates Documents
January 6, 2022  Agenda | Minutes 
February 3, 2022 Agenda | Minutes
March 3, 2022  Agenda | Minutes
April 7, 2022 Agenda | Minutes
May 5, 2022  Agenda | Minutes
June 2, 2022 Agenda | Minutes
July 7, 2022 Agenda | Minutes
August 4, 2022 Agenda | Minutes
September 1, 2022 Agenda | Minutes
October 6, 2022 Agenda | Minutes
November 3, 2022 Agenda | Minutes
December 1, 2022 Agenda | Minutes
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