Please see below for notice of student member vacancy for the Climate Action Committee.
Application is here: https://www.albanyca.org/i-want-to/boards-commissions-committee-application
The student member has a great opportunity to engage in environmental issues on the local level and make a real-world impact. They’ll have a chance to learn about environmental policy and be part of the process of making our City a more sustainable place. In particular, they’ll have the opportunity to engage on climate change issues by helping to develop and implement the City’s Climate Action & Adaptation Plan. Experience in the political process is not necessary; the Student Member has the opportunity to learn about local politics by being a part of this Committee. Confidence and public speaking skills are highly desired, but the most important characteristic is a strong interest in environmental issues.
The Climate Action Committee serves as a technical advisory committee regarding matters related to climate action and to advise council on matters related to reducing greenhouse gasses; and adapting to climate change.
The Committee is composed of seven members, each one is appointed by Council members. There is one at-large appointment and one youth member appointed by the Albany Unified School District Board. The term runs until the next Municipal election (every 2 years). The School District appointment shall preferably be a Junior and the term shall be for two years.
Third Wednesday of each Month, 7:30pm (meetings usually last 2-3 hours)
City Hall – Council Chambers
1000 San Pablo Avenue
Albany, CA 94706
Student Member Appointment Guidelines
The Climate Action Committee is an active group, taking a leading role in drafting policy recommendations for City Council. As such, Committee members are engaged in a number of projects and work closely with the community. The following lists some of the skills that should be considered when selecting a student appointee:
Advanced communication skills
Some leadership experience
Involvement in a community service organization or club
An understanding of environmental terms and issues and/or a desire to learn them
An interest in climate change/politics/municipal workings
Minimum 3.0 GPA
Currently enrolled in/taken/planning to take AP environmental science
Willingness to reach out to the student body and Albany schools
Time to research agenda issues
Duties of Student Member
Attend monthly evening meetings
Prepare for monthly meetings by reading agenda materials
Engage in one additional subcommittee meeting per month
Estimated time commitment: 6-8 hours/month