On July 1st, Fairfax County’s Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination officially launched. The Board of Supervisors approved funding as part of its FY 2020 budget in May. Several positions are already filled by existing staff, but others will be new hires. Information about open positions can be found on the county’s jobs webpage.
A primary mission of the new office is to create a Community-Wide Energy and Climate Action Plan, or CECAP. The Board of Supervisors endorsed a timeline and structure for the CECAP at its June 18 Environmental Committee meeting. The CECAP will be a community-driven plan that provides pathways for all residents, workers, organizations, and businesses to reduce their energy use and decrease community-wide greenhouse gas emissions. Staff is currently standing up an internal Coordinating Team, a stakeholder Energy and Climate Task Force, and district-level Focus Groups. Pending Board approval of FY 2020 Carryover funding in September, staff expects to procure consulting services and kick off community outreach later this fall.
Stay tuned as we add content to our site!