The Board of Trustees is looking for volunteers to serve on a new Climate Smart Task Force to help guide and implement a long-term sustainability vision for the Village.
The first goal of the Task Force will be to update the Village of South Nyack comprehensive plan. To achieve that, the Village is in the process of applying for grant money to hire an external consultant who will perform much of the work. The Task Force will provide steering and oversight functions to the consultant. If the grant application is successful, the comprehensive plan update process is expected to take one or two years.
Closely related, the Task Force will help to guide and implement additional sustainability actions for the Village to become certified as a Climate Smart Community. Current projects towards achieving certification status include the LED street light project and the Community Choice Aggregation electricity supply program. Once certified, the Village would join more than twenty other municipalities across the state in being eligible for further grant funding opportunities.
The new Climate Smart Task Force will be chaired by Trustee Andrew Goodwillie. Anyone may volunteer to be on the task force.
If you are interested in volunteering for the Task Force or have questions, please contact the Mayor or Andrew at the e-mail addresses below. The Village aims to set up the Task Force by the end of June with two initial, short meetings to be held in July. That time line allows the Village to claim points towards the grant application review process.
Mayor Bonnie Christian: email@example.com
Trustee Andrew Goodwillie: firstname.lastname@example.org