Climate Action Commission

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The Prince George’s County Council established The Prince George’s Climate Action Commission with Council Resolution CR-07-2020 to develop a Climate Action Plan for Prince George’s County to prepare for and build resilience to regional climate change impacts, and to set and achieve climate stabilization goals.

Prince George’s Climate Action Commission shall be composed of 16 members:

  • The Director of the Department of the Environment or their designee, who shall serve  as Chair of the Commission
  • A member of the MWCOG appointed by the MWCOG’s Board of Directors; 
  • A County Council member appointed by the Chair of the Council; 
  • The Director of the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) or their designee; 
  • The Director of the Office of Central Services (OCS) or their designee; 
  • The Director of the Department of Public Works and Transportation or their designee; 
  • The Health Officer or their designee; 
  • A representative designated by the Chair of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission; 
  • A representative designated by the Chief Executive Officer of Prince George’s County Public Schools; 
  • A representative designated by the Prince George's County Municipal Association; 
  • A representative of the business community affiliated with energy production or transmission in the County designated by the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce; 
  • A representative of the University of Maryland designated by the President of the University; 
  • A representative of Bowie State University designated by the President of the University; and 
  • Three representatives affiliated with non-profit environmental and/or social justice organizations in the County, designated by the Chair of the Council;

The Commission’s activities, beginning with the preparation of a draft plan, an initial update on proceedings (by November 30, 2020), and a final report by June 30, 2021 (when the Commission expires).