The Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC) is a citizen-member committee which was established to advise City Council on matters related to energy sustainability. Members conduct analysis of benefits and impacts of such matters. The committee’s Sustainability Plan outlines objectives for the reduction of the overall environmental footprint of the City of Lafayette and its residents.
The seven members serve three-year terms. There are two alternates.
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm in the Aspen Room at City Hall (2nd Floor).
Members are expected to:
Support Lafayette’s goal to protect Natural Resources through conservation, energy efficiency, and clean transportation
Attend monthly meetings regularly
Support local government initiatives to support local action and policy advocacy
Contribute to the development and recommendation of Energy and Climate Action Plans for community wide GHG emission reduction, and Energy and resource Savings
Participate in program development and outreach campaigns for Energy Conservation Measures, GHG mitigation strategies, and other programs
Help to define Sustainability goals and objectives as necessary
Evaluate program opportunities
Work collaboratively with other City boards, commissions and departments
Evaluate program effectiveness and help track GHG emission reductions
Help prepare content for the LESAC website, ads, fliers, and presentations
Contribute 5-10 hours per month
Share in duties of members including note taking
Review and follow policy guidelines and governing documents
Desired Qualifications or Interests
Enthusiasm for environmental sustainability
Knowledge of GHG emissions and climate change topics in general
Knowledge of Sustainability Plans and planning
Background in Environmental program development or management
Familiarity with renewable energy systems and/or clean energy transportation, energy efficiency, and energy policy.
Resident of Lafayette for at least 12 months (prior to appointment)
Attend scheduled meetings
May be required to attend other meetings or volunteer at special events to promote work of the committee.
About the Process
The City of Lafayette posts candidate applications (with personal information redacted) online after the deadline for a position has passed. Full applications and supplemental documents (such as resumes) are available from the City Clerk according to the Colorado Open Records Act.