Task Force: Training for Elected Officials
Local elected officials and city/county managers play a critical role in establishing sound policies that position communities to successfully reduce emissions and enhance adaptive capacity while ensuring public health, economic vitality and security.
ACCO has convened a group of local government practitioners, elected officials and experts to establish a curriculum for local elected officials and city/county managers. Participation in this task force is open to all ACCO members and individuals invited by ACCO.
Climate change and impacts on local governments and communities
Building a dialogue and partnership with the public on climate change
What are the policy authorities that local leaders have? Where are they incentivized or prohibited?
Tools that policy makers can apply
Governance and human resource needs
Working Group Participants
Nancy Gassman - Interim Deputy Public Works Director, City of Fort Lauderdale (Florida)
Paul Miller - Director of Credentialing & Training Programs, ACCO
Daniel Nees - Senior Research Associate, Center for Global Sustainability, University of Maryland School of Public Policy
Anita Seitz - Councilmember, City of Westminster (Colorado)
Lucinda Smith - Acting Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Fort Collins
Susanne Torriente - Chief Resilience Officer, City of Miami Beach
Dick White - Council Member, City of Durango