; Adam Bello, County Executive

Monroe County Climate Action Plan Advisory Committee


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 or call Tina Stevens at (585) 753-7646.


      Matthew O'Connor– Co-Chairman

      Michael Yudelon – Co-Chairman

      Sue Hughes-Smith – Vice Chair

      Tina Stevens - Secretary


      Legislator Fred Ancello

      Majority Leader Appointee

      Michael Garland *

      DES Representative

      Matthew O'Connor

      Majority Leader Citizen Appointee

      John Botelho

      President Citizen Appointee

      Sue Hughes-Smith

      Minority Leader Citizen Appointee

      Legislator Michael Yudelson

      Minority Leader Citizen Appointee 

      Legislator Kara Boyce

      President Appointee

      Kathryn McArdle

      County Executive Citizen Appointee







      Student Members

        Helen Frank *

        Minority Leader Student Appointee

        Liam Smith *

        County Executive Student Appointee

        Leah Wirley *

        Majority Leader Student Appointee

        * denotes non-voting members

        Meeting Notices


        Meeting Minutes

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