In October 2020, the Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan (CECAP) process shifted from a model based on the involvement of nine district level Focus Groups and one Task Force to a model with a single Working Group. This new Working Group is comprised of members of the Focus Groups and Task Force and is charged with developing and finalizing the CECAP to present to the Board of Supervisors.
The new CECAP Working Group will initially be divided into subgroups for the purposes of discussing sector-specific strategies for greenhouse gas emission reduction across the Fairfax County community. Once discussion of sector-specific strategies concludes, the Working Group will meet as a whole to draft and finalize the CECAP. The two subgroups are:
- An energy based group focusing on efficiency, renewables, generation and supply
- A transportation, land use policy, waste and water group. This group will have a more diverse focus.
On this page you can find information about Working Group meetings and proceedings. You will also find links to all of the information related to the former Focus Groups and Task Force.
Energy Subgroup Meeting | December 1, 2020 | 6:00 - 8:30 PM | WebEx
Transportation/Development Subgroup Meeting | December 2, 2020 | 6:00 - 8:30 PM | WebEx
Energy Subgroup Meeting | January 27, 2021 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM | WebEx
Transportation/Development Subgroup Meeting | January 28, 2021 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM | WebEx
The CECAP Task Force was comprised of representatives and experts from dozens of community groups and prominent local organizations with demonstrated interest in energy and local climate issues. Additionally, a liaison from each of the nine CECAP Focus Groups served on the Task Force to represent the magisterial districts. The Task Force was originally conceived as a deliberative and decision making body, responsible for shaping and forming the CECAP for presentation to the Board of Supervisors.
At the outset of the CECAP planning process, each of the nine Fairfax County districts was represented by a Focus Group composed of community members nominated by their Supervisors. The Focus Group participants had previously demonstrated interest or experience in energy and climate work. The Focus Groups were intended to serve in an advisory capacity, offering input to the Task Force.