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New SJC Office of Climate and Environment to be defined at Wednesday meeting

Updated: Mar 15, 2022

Dr. Alexandra Gayek has been a naturopathic physician for 25 years and has a background in ecology and environmental education.She’s been engaged on a community level with enveloping the needs of Nature in our governing bodies, and how we incorporate in a practical way, the tantamount understanding that we are Nature. An exciting challenge to do what’s never been done by the mainstream before.

On Wednesday, May 12, the San Juan County Charter Review Commission will vote on language that establishes a new Office of Climate and Environment, language that defines and determines what the county government can do to address climate change and environmental considerations. Contact the following committee members before Wednesday to let them know what’s important to you.

Climate and Environment Committee:

Anne Marie Shanks (chair) -

Kevin Ranker -

Sharon Abreu -

Liz Lafferty -

Kyle Davies -

Bob O'Connell -

Dick Grout -

Tom Starr -

Charter Review Commission Meeting

Wed. May 12, 4 - 6 p.m.

Join the Zoom Meeting or dial +1 253 215 8782, meeting ID: 852 7164 3269


Please note: While the public is able to attend the meeting and comment, the

language of the Office of Climate and Environment will have already been reviewed

during public comment time.

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Peg Manning
Peg Manning
18. jun. 2021

I assume that this office will have no powers independent of Council. That would raise serious questions. I question the need for an elected Commissioner and emplacement of yet another citizen panel. We have climate and environment professionals now housed in Public Works. Why not form them into a County department? Whtpybelect another politician?


10. mai 2021

I'm not sure how much the full Charter Review Commission that meets on Wednesday will be combing through the language, unless enough people ask them to.

The Climate and Environment Committee (a subset of the full Commission) has already voted on the language in its draft, and what they are presenting to the full Commission is the proposal to create the Office of Climate and Environment, headed by a Commissioner of Climate and Environment, advised by a citizen committee, in the form of the draft they have already voted to approve.

The opportunity at this point is to communicate with the entire Commission, including those who have not participated at all in the creation of the draft, so that they…

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