• Growth Management Services is seeking volunteers for Climate Change Chapter Review group

    December 30, 2021

    Project objective

    WA State Commerce seeks to produce meaningful and practical guidance for local governments. We can best do this by engaging representatives from counties and cities to review and provide input on drafts as they are developed.

    The Climate Change Chapter Review group is designed to develop and publish guidelines and guidance for a model climate change element. This includes providing a set of actions counties and cities may take under existing statutory authority, through updates to their Growth Management Act (GMA) comprehensive plans and development regulations.

    The existing GMA plans should demonstrate ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to achieve the statewide greenhouse gas emissions reductions set forth in RCW 70A.45.020(1)

    Who we're looking for

    Current city or county planners who work on comprehensive plan updates. This expertise is important as we will ask participants to review draft materials, including:

    • climate goals, objectives, and policies; and
    • potential climate change best practices and actions. 

    The Climate Change Review Group will also evaluate measures for both climate change mitigation and resilience, and determine their usefulness to a county or city planner who works on GMA comprehensive plans. 

    The project duration is scheduled for February 2022 through June 2023, with meetings every other month and approximately five hours of preparation time per month. All meetings will be virtual through Microsoft Teams.

    If interested in joining the project, please contact us.