Climate Emergency Mobilization Workgroup

Workgroup Meeting Schedule:

Second and Fourth Thursday of the Month from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

August 27, 2020
September 10, 2020
September 24, 2020
October 8, 2020
October 20, 2020
November 12, 2020
December 10, 2020

January 14, 2021
January 28, 2021
February 11, 2021
February 25, 2021
March 11, 2021
March 25, 2021
April 8, 2021
April 22, 2021
May 13, 2021
May 27, 2021
June 10, 2021
June 24, 2021

Public Participation Portal

  1. Dial: 855.925.2801 
  2. Enter Code: 8007
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    • Press #3 to be placed in a muted queue to speak during the meetings where public comment is taken
  4. You must state your name at the beginning of your comment.  Please do not say your phone number as it will be made public.


City Resolution 20-07 | County Resolution 20-22

Climate Emergency Kick-off Presentation

Operating Principles and Practices

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meeting. Minutes are available following approval.


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The Climate Emergency Mobilization Workgroup is a joint Frederick City - Frederick County workgroup authorized by the Mayor, Alderpersons, and County Councilmembers through the Climate Emergency Resolutions adopted in 2020. The charge of the Workgroup is to: 

  1. Consider four main Climate Emergency concerns of specific relevance to Frederick County and City:
    • Energy, Transportation and Buildings
    • Agriculture, Forestry and Sequestration
    • Health and Extreme Weather Adaptation and Resilience
    • Public Engagement and Education*
  1. Present a status report to the County Council, County Executive, City Mayor and Aldermen on the progress of the Workgroup six months after the first meeting. 
  2. Submit a final report to the County Council, County Executive, City Mayor and Aldermen, and to the public including legislative, administrative, and community recommendations to assist the County and City with meeting the goals of this resolution; 1) implement policy and legislative actions through the lens of climate change; 2) reduce county- and city-wide greenhouse gas emissions 50% from 2010 levels by 2030 and 100% no later than 2050, and employ efforts to safely draw down carbon from the atmosphere, 12 months after the first meeting.    
  3. Address questions from the County Council, City Mayor and Aldermen, and their representatives for up to eight weeks following report submission. 

 *There are four subgroups assigned to each of these four concerns. Public Engagement and Education is now referred to as Public Awareness Outreach subgroup. 

CEMWG Co-chairs

Barb Trader
Kevin Sellner


City Alderman Ben MacShane
County Councilman Jessica Fitzwater
County Councilman Kai Hagen

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