Climate Action Advisory Board

 Background and Charge

The Town of Concord has ambitious goals to mitigate our impact on climate change by reducing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050. These goals were approved at the 2017 Annual Town Meeting and align Concord with the goals set in the Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act and the Paris Climate Accord. Click here for additional details on Concord's sustainability and climate goals. 

The Climate Action Advisory Board (CAAB) was established to advise and provide strategic direction to the Director of Sustainability and the Town on how to meet its climate goals. The purpose, charge, and membership is intentionally broad. Addressing climate change in Concord will require both mitigation (reducing our GHG emissions) and adaptation (ensuring we are resilient to impacts due climate change).

Climate actions cut across boards, committees, departments, agencies, and community groups. Working with the Town, CAAB will seek to reduce barriers, and prioritize policies, programs, and initiatives that will advance climate action in all sectors, residential, commercial and municipal, in Concord.

The final committee charge as approved by the Select Board on June 4, 2018 can be found here.


To contact the board's chair please email

Agendas and Minutes

The Climate Action Advisory Board generally meets on the third Wednesday of the month. To confirm meeting times and locations, please visit the Calendar. For the latest agendas and minutes, please visit the Agenda Center.

Committee Membership

Name Role Term Expires
John Bolduc Resident April 30, 2023
Paul Kirshen Resident April 30, 2024
Jake Swenson Resident April 30, 2024
Courtney Eaton Chair April 30, 2024
Brian Crounse Resident April 30, 2024
Bradley Hubbard-Nelson Resident April 30, 2025
Gavin Colbert Resident April 30, 2025
Benjamin Slayden Resident April 30, 2025
Haley Orvedal Planning Board Liaison  
Matt Johnson Select Board Liason  

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