Energy and Climate Committee

About the Committee:

In May 2017, the Board of Selectman, at the request of the Energy Initiatives Advisory Committee, agreed to modify the Committee's name to be the Energy and Climate Committee, to reflect current and future activities.

The Energy and Climate Committee (ECC) is charged with advising the Board of Selectmen, other town boards and committees, the Town Administrator, the School Superintendent and School Committee, and the Public Buildings Director on all issues related to reducing energy use and mitigating climate risks.  These include energy conservation measures, procurement of heating/ventilation/cooling equipment and technologies, policies regarding use of energy and greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy technologies, equipment and grants, and efforts to engage residents in community wide efforts.

The Committee will work in consultation with the Board of Selectmen in pursuing any significant Town policy initiatives.  If the Energy and Climate Committee (ECC) determines that additional professional or vocational expertise is needed to support specific efforts, it may petition the Board of Selectmen for appointment of non-voting associate members for a limited term.  The five members will serve staggered three-year terms.  The Public Buildings Director and Town Administrator will serve as ex-officio members of the committee.

Committee Members

Name TitleTerm
Anne Harris

Co-Chair

6/30/2019

Ellen R. Tohn

Co-Chair

6/30/2017

Tom Sciacca

Member

6/30/2017

William Huss

Member

6/30/2019

Harvey Michaels

Member

6/30/2018

John Harper

Non-Voting Associate Member

Michael Staiti

Non-Voting Associate Member

Kaat Vander Straeten

Non-Voting Associate Member