Climate Action Plan Subcommittee


The Climate Action Plan Subcommittee will discuss and make recommendations on strategies for early implementation of the plan. Many of the strategies generally focus on those that will have high potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and provide community equity co-benefits with relatively low cost to the City. Other potential early strategies demonstrate leadership by the City, establish governance for the Climate Action Plan, are in-process or ongoing actions, required by new and pending state rules, or are already planned to start within two years.

The subcommittee includes the Mayor and three members of the City Council: Councilors Gonzalez, Hoy, and Phillips. The subcommittee is expected to meet seven times this year. Meetings will be held virtually, livestreamed, and recorded.

Type of appointment: Mayoral appointment 

Number of members:

Length of term: N/A 

Upcoming meetings

  • Thursday, May 5 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

  • Monday, June 6 from 10 to 11 a.m.

  • Monday, July 11 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

  • Monday, August 1 from 10 to 11 a.m.

  • Monday, September 12 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

  • Monday, October 3 from 10 to 11 a.m.

  • Monday, November 7 from 10 to 11 a.m.

How to participate

To watch the meeting live, visit

To provide written comments at the May 5 meeting, please email them to Heather Dimke at [email protected] or mail them to Heather Dimke, Public Works Department, City of Salem, 555 Liberty St SE, Suite 325, Salem, OR, 97301 by 5 p.m. May 4. All comments submitted by 5 p.m. on May 4 will be sent to the subcommittee prior to the meeting. Comments sent after that will be forwarded to the subcommittee after the meeting.

​Committee members

Roster of all current members

  • Mayor Chuck Bennett, Chair

  • Jose Gonzalez, City Councilor for Ward 5

  • Chris Hoy, City Councilor for Ward 6

  • Trevor Phillips, City Councilor for Ward 3

  • Alternate: Virginia Stapleton, City Councilor for Ward 1

Contact us

Heather DimkeClimate Action Plan ManagerPublic Works Department
555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301