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Mayor’s Task Force on Climate Change

Mayor’s Task Force on Climate Change

The Task Force will aid the District of Peachland in meeting its GHG reduction targets into the future. The Task Force will uphold the mission statement below:

“The District of Peachland, as party to the B.C. Climate Action Charter, will foster a community and workplace culture that respects the environment. The District will seek to minimize/eliminate human caused environmental degradation through a variety of strategies and policies. Those strategies and policies that will address things such as, carbon neutrality by 2012, will vary widely in their content, scope and interdepartmental / community integration. Through quality research, education, assessment, coordination, communication and implementation significant strides in becoming sustainable are expected into the future”.

Objectives of the Committee

The objectives of the Task Force on Climate Change will be as follows:

    1.To aid with considering and inquiring into reports and making recommendations regarding the potential for implementation of innovative projects as initiated through the Planning and Development Services Department, and as approved by Council.

    2.Foster and promote carbon reduction strategies and policies through community wide educational initiatives as determined to be feasible.

    3.Discuss and provide comments to the District regarding the District’s commitment to becoming Carbon Neutral.

Responsibilities of the Committee:

    1.The Mayor’s Task Force on Climate Change will represent the interests of the District of Peachland with respect to carbon neutrality objectives, and will function as a steering committee for achieving these goals.

    2.The Committee will gather data, provide local knowledge and technical expertise, identify issues, assess priorities, review progress, and provide an understanding of the various constraints and opportunities relating to specific climate change projects as approved by Council.

    3.The Mayor’s Task Force on Climate Change is responsible for completing the following tasks:

    • Advocating for approved projects
    • Attending Climate Change Task Force Meetings
    • Assessing economic impacts

Protocol and Procedures:

    1.The Climate Change Action Committee will operate in a manner that is consistent with the District of Peachland Council Procedure Bylaw No. 1704 and amendments thereto.

    2.The Climate Change Action Committee will not vote on any issues; decision-making will be achieved through consensus.


    The Mayors Task Force on Climate Change meets the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, all meetings are open to the public. In the event that there is a statutory holiday or an office closure on the last Wednesday, the committee will meet the second to last Wednesday of the month. Agendas are posted on the Friday prior to the meeting in the events calendar.

Committee Members

    Mayor Fortin, Councillor Condon, Mike Seibert, Bert Put, Wayne Powers, Debbie Cox. Frank Engelhart, Mike Healey

p> Disclaimer: Minutes of meetings available on this web site are provided for information and research purposes only and are not the official versions. In some cases, the minutes posted will not have been officially adopted. The official versions of all minutes are available through the Peachland Administrative Office.

Date Event
January 25, 2012 MTFCC Minutes
February 22, 2012 MTFCC Minutes
March 28, 2012 MTFCC Minutes
May 9, 2012 MTFCC Minutes
May 30, 2012 MTFCC Minutes
June 27, 2012 MTFCC Minutes
July 25, 2012 MTFCC Minutes
August 29, 2012 MTFCC Minutes
September 19, 2012 MTFCC Minutes
October 31, 2012 MTFCC Minutes
November 28, 2012 MTFCC Minutes
January 30, 2013 MTFCC Minutes
February 27, 2013 MTFCC Minutes
March 27, 2013 MTFCC Minutes
April 24, 2013 MTFCC Minutes
May 29, 2013 MTFCC Minutes
July 31, 2013 MTFCC Minutes
August 28, 2013 MTFCC Minutes
September 25, 2013 MTFCC Minutes
October 30, 2013 MTFCC Minutes
November 27, 2013 MTFCC Minutes
January 29, 2014 MTFCC Minutes
February 26, 2014 MTFCC Minutes
March, 2014 The Committee did not meet in March, 2014
April 30, 2014 MTFCC Minutes -APR 14
May 28, 2014 MTFCC Minutes
June and July, 2014 The Committee did not meet in June or July, 2014
August 27, 2014 MTFCC Minutes
September, 2014 Minutes are forthcoming
October, November and December, 2014 The Committee did not meet in October, November or December of 2014

If you have any questions regarding this committe, please call Executive Assistant Nicole Cressman at 250-767-2647 or by email at

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