Mayor's Climate Action Resilience Plan Working Group (CARP)

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On Saturday, September 23, 2017, Mayor Stephen Hagerty kicked off the City's next Climate Action and Resilience Planning process at an event at the Evanston Ecology Center. The Mayor has appointed 16 members of the community to the Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP) Working Group. Their task is to create a plan for the City. The group, made up of 16 voting members and a student representative from Evanston Township High School, will have until October 2018 to complete their plan and present it to Evanston's City Council.

Details about CARP can be found on this page including: a member list, meeting schedule, minutes, agendas and packets, as well as contact information for the City staff liaison for the group. If you are looking for additional information related to the climate and sustainability work of the City, please visit the Sustainability webpage.

Stay Engaged & Submit Feedback or Comments

There are three primary ways to be engaged in the CARP Planning Process:

  1. Submit Comments to CARP - CARP has created a webform that consists of 6 questions. CARP is looking for community feedback on how to best combat climate change and prepare for the impacts in Evanston.
  2. Attend Meetings - See below for the schedule of open public meetings. Additionally, there will be specific feedback sessions with different organizations and open to the public throughout the process and some of those can be found on the City's calendar.
  3. Become a Technical Adviser- Do you have a specific expertise you feel would be helpful to CARP as they develop their plan? Submit an application to be a Technical Adviser and help provide insight and feedback on CARP's work first hand.

CARP Membership

Likwan Cheng
Sarah Lovinger, MD
Jack Darin Lauren Marquez-Viso (Co-Chair)
Robert Dean Gabriela Martin
Joel Freeman (Co-Chair)
John Moore
Jerri Garl
Mariana Oliver
Vickie Jacobsen
Judy Pollock
Christopher Kucharczyk
Gajan Sivandran
Emily Lawrence
Lonnie Wilson

Henry Eberhart 
(Ex-officio Member)

CARP Member Bios



 Kumar Jensen 
 Sustainability Coordinator


 Kelly Hutchins
 Administrative Assistant


Agendas and Minutes

Meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise indicated, beginning on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 and concluding on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Below is a list of the scheduled meetings. All meetings will take place on the date indicated unless the Working Group determines otherwise

Date Agenda Minutes Documents
July 10, 2018 (second Tuesday)
August 7, 2018
September 4, 2018
October 2, 2018
November 6, 2018
December 4, 2018 

November 7, 2017
 Minutes  Staff Presentation
December 5, 2017 Agenda  Minutes  
January 9, 2018 (second Tuesday) Agenda  Minutes  Member Presentation
February 6, 2018 Agenda  Minutes  
March 6, 2018 Agenda   Minutes  
March 14, 2018 (Special Meeting) Agenda    
April 3, 2018  Agenda  Minutes  
May 1, 2018  Agenda  Minutes  
June 5, 2018 Agenda    Staff Presentation

Task Force Meetings and Minutes

 Task Force  Date  Agenda  Minutes  Documents
Mitigation Task Force  January 23, 2018 Agenda  Minutes  
Adaptation Task Force  January 24, 2018 Agenda    
Mitigation Task Force  February 22, 2018 Agenda   Minutes   
Engagement Task Force  February 27, 2018 Agenda    
Adaptation Task Force  February 27, 2018 Agenda    
Mitigation Task Force  March 27, 2018 Agenda   Minutes  
Adaptation Task Force  March 27, 2018 Agenda    
Adaptation Task Force   April 15, 2018 Cancelled    
Adaptation Task Force  April 23, 2018 Agenda    
Mitigation Task Force   April 24, 2018 Agenda  Minutes   
Mitigation Task Force  May 21, 2018 Agenda    
Adaptation Task Force  May 24, 2018 Agenda     
 Mitigation Task Force  June 14, 2018 Agenda    


Climate Action Resilience Plan Bylaws

 Joel Freeman (Co-Chair) Gabriela Martin
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