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City council approves Chamber’s suggested candidates for CAAP Technical and Community Advisory Committee and Climate Equity Advisory Committee

Yesterday, City Council approved the full slate of candidates for the City’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) Technical and Community Advisory Committee and Climate Equity Advisory Committee, including two (2) additional seats for representatives in the energy and automotive industries, and Southwest Research Institute (SWRI) as a research partner.

In advance of the vote, your Chamber sent a letter to Mayor Nirenberg and City Council endorsing Stephanie Moreno, Executive Director of the South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER), Rick Cavender, Vice President of the Cavender Auto Family and President of Cavender Audi, and Miriam Holladay Juckett Senior Program Manager for Environmental Protection and External Hazards Assessment at SWRI. Ensuring development and implementation of sound, forward-thinking policies that promote economic growth and job creation remain a top priority for our organization. We believe the business community plays a vital role in helping to create a more resilient and sustainable community.  That is why we are pleased that these three community leaders have been selected to represent the business community.

The Chamber worked collaboratively with a group of business representatives in the energy and automotive industries as well as with SWRI to identify solid candidates with the knowledge and technical expertise to address the challenges and needs of our community.  We are confident that these representatives have a firm understanding of climate mitigation, industry investments and advancements in technology, as well as how sustainable business practices play a role in our city’s economic growth.

Committees are expecting to have virtual racial equity training and orientation webinars in October and the inaugural quarterly meeting in November. Count on your Chamber to keep you updated as the committees begin their work.

Click here to learn more about the representatives endorsed by the Chamber. For more information, please contact Stephanie Reyes, VP of Public Policy at sreyes@sachamber.org or by phone at 210-299-2162.

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