Working Groups & Committees
The Compact's members will be focusing upon key areas such as:
- Aligning climate action with economic development
- Advancing statewide preparedness and resilience
- Scaling up clean energy development and consumption
- Engaging the public to build better understanding and support
- Developing greenhouse gas reduction goals and implementation strategies
- Providing support to member communities in taking action locally
- Contribute to Shaping the Compact's Training Requirements: This group will establish recommendations on the core competencies, learning progressions and training requirements under the Compact and will sunset upon finalizing requirements (estimated to be in early 2018). Meetings will take place on a monthly basis by WebEx. Participants should expect to spend no more than 3-4 hours per month on this initiative.
- Colorado Communities Symposium: Help ensure that Compact members' interests are accounted for in the planning for the Colorado Communities Symposium, which will be co-presented by the Compact and the State of Colorado. This group's co-chairs will also serve on the executive committee for the Symposium, which will consist of state agency officials and other recognized Colorado leaders. The committee will meet 3-4 times via WebEx -- members should expect to spend no more than 1-2 hours per month on this initiative through February 2018.
- Member Goals: Create guidelines and recommendations for required member goals. This group may evolve to review goals and provide feedback, or may sunset and then be replaced by an advisory council. The committee's goal will be to design a process that ensures member goals are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Accountable, Reasonable & Time-bound)
Active Working Groups:
- Share Insights with Peers on the Policy Working Group: Will address the Compact's role in educating its members on local policy solutions and important emerging policy developments, as well as coordination with CC4CA, Colorado Municipal League and other advocacy bodies representing the interests of Colorado local governments.
Developing an Organizational Maturity Model for Climate Action: As communities and non-governmental organizations are increasingly entering into climate action energy efforts for the first time, several Compact members have suggested developing an organizational maturity model to help guide those institutions in their initial efforts (and learn from the experiences of first actors).
Collaborate with Fellow Members Served by Electric Cooperatives: This group has been proposed to address the Compact’s role in convening stakeholders and collaborating with utilities, particularly electric coops, municipal utilities, and generation and transmission co-ops not subject to the same public utility commission oversight as investor-owned utilities. The group will focus upon:
- Collaborating with co-ops to engage communities in discussions about energy, climate change, and community goals.
- Approaching utilities to promote local renewable energy generation.
- Addressing barriers and challenges to renewable energy generation.