Climate and Environment Council

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The Climate and Environment Council (CEC) is a collaborative, action-oriented committee that guides the implementation of the Kansas City Regional Climate Action Plan. This committee is jointly supported by MARC and Climate Action KC.

Core functions

To move the implementation of the Kansas City Regional Climate Action Plan forward, the CEC will set a broad agenda on climate resilience and sustainability. The council’s work will focus on the following core functions to carry out this purpose.

  • Strategy: Develop near-term regional climate action work plans.
  • Coordination: Prioritize, support and coordinate specific policy, technical and action plans among various organizations and committees.
  • Alignment: Align planning and existing initiatives with funding opportunities.
  • Tracking: Develop and track metrics that measure progress toward climate resilience and sustainability goals.
  • Action: Conceptualize and bring energy to new initiatives and capacities.
Committee Documents
Publication Date

20234 CEC Members

Jensen  Adams
City of Kansas City 

Brianna Anderson
Metropolitan Energy Center

Tamara Barnes
A Loving Space Foundation

Gayle Bergman
Overland Park

Damien Boley
City of Smithville

Pip Cross
Marshall Sustainbility

Brien  Darby
Cultivate KC

Shaylyn Dean
Spire Energy

Ian Fannin-Hughes
Johnson County Government

Toni Gatlin
Master Gardner

Brittanie Giroux
Metropolitan Energy Center

David Gress
City of Raymore

Christina Hoxie
Hoxie Collective

Lara Isch
Overland Park

Kevin Kennedy
Healthy Housing Specialist

Dana M. Knapp
Arts KC

Jeramy Knoll
Climate Action Kansas City

Michelle Kriks
City of Leawood

Ashley Lagenfeld
Hoefer Welker









Antoine Lee 
Central Christian Church

Lisa Maione 
Kansas City Art Institute

Alyssa Marcy
Unified Government of Wyandotte County

Alej Martinez 
National Science Foundation 

Dianna Martinez-Quitanna
Community Member

Atenas Mena 
Clean Air Now

Will Neds

Taylor Neff
Missouri Department of Conservation

Andrew Ngui 
City of Kansas City 

GG Owens
JE Dunn

Hillary Parker-Thomas 
Climate Action Kansas City

Stacia Pieroni 
Kansas City Zoo

Emily Randel
Emily Randel Consulting LLC

Shane Reed
Metropolitan Engergy Center

Andy Savastino 
City of Kansas City 

Carl Stafford 
My Region Wins!

Phaedra Svec 
Perkins & Will

Jackson Ward
Johnson County Government

Xue Woods
City of North Kansas City