Past workgroup meetings

2024 Meetings

SCN Special Topic Meetings

Western Adaptation Alliance

  • Funding Systems Change: City-Community-University Partnerships to Support Transformation by Braden Kay, Extreme Heat Program Manager, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR); Brianne Fisher, Climate Action Manager, City of Tempe; Evelyn Brumfield, Youth Climate Action Coordinator, City of Tempe; Carissa Fowler, Heat Mitigation and Resilience Specialist, City of Tempe; Maddie Mercer, Neighborhood Resilience Coordinator, City of Tempe; Paul Coseo, Assistant Professor, ASU’s The Design School; Katja Brundiers, Co-Leader Transformative Sustainability Research Group, University of Freiburg. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

Climate and Resilience Workgroup

February 26, 2024

  • Changing the Story of Heat in Metro Phoenix Together by Mikayla Cutlip Qian, Healthy Cities Program Manager, The Nature Conservancy – Arizona. Video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

January 22, 2024

  • Heat Mapping for Desert Communities: An Important Step in Fighting Extreme Heat by Zachary Schwarz, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Sedona. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

Federal Infrastructure Workgroup

June 16, 2024

  • Federal Funding for Building and Energy Codes by Stella Carr, Energy and Resilience Project Manager, International Code Council (ICC). View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

April 4, 2024

  • Addressing Sustainability and Resilience in a Generational Infrastructure Funding Environment by Steven Olmsted, Program Delivery Manager, Arizona Department of Transportation. View presentation slides.

February 1, 2024

  • City of Mesa Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Grant Project by Ian Linssen, Assistant to the City Manager, City of Mesa. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

Green Infrastructure Workgroup

April 9, 2024

  • Lowering Water Conservation Barriers in Phoenix: Scalable, Low-Water Use Residential Landscaping by Emilie Brown, Water Resource Specialist, City of Phoenix and Sofia Lomeli, Landscape Architecture student, Arizona State University. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

March 6, 2024

  • Arizona Tri-University Recharge and Water Reliability Project (ATUR-WRP) by Neha Gupta, Program Coordinator, University Climate Change Coalition Arizona Institute for Resilience. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.
  • Estimating Stormwater Net Increase from Developed Surfaces Dashboard by Eleonora Demaria, Chief Hydrologist, Pima County Flood Control District. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.
  • Stormwater Recharge: Southwestern Approaches and Case Studies by Nicholas Balik, Water Resources and Conservation Planner, Flood Control District of Maricopa County. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

February 13, 2024

  • Phoenix Metro Urban Forestry Roundtable by Lorena Saldana, Programs Coordinator, Arizona Sustainability Alliance. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

January 9, 2024

  • The City of Phoenix’s Journey to Green Stormwater Infrastructure by Heather Finden, Program Manager, City of Phoenix Planning and Development Department. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

Solar Energy and Efficiency Workgroup

April 25, 2024

  • Current landscape of rooftop solar in Arizona by Adrian Keller, Arizona Program Director, Solar United Neighbors (SUN). View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

January 18, 2024

  • Resilient Southwest Building Code Collaborative by Leslie Ethen, Sustainability Manager, City of Tucson. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

2023 Meetings

Climate and Resilience Workgroup

October 23, 2023

  • Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management Funding Opportunities by Cori Dolan, Specialized Program Administrator, Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.
  • C2C: Clean Energy to Communities Program Overview by Catherine Carroll, Research Analyst, World Resources Institute. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

September 18, 2023

  • Maricopa and Pinal County Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Updates by Milly Chandler, Senior Planner, Maricopa County Air Quality Department. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

August 21, 2023

  • The Urban Climate Research Center at ASU: Fundamental Science Advancing Opportunities for Engagement by Matei Georgescu, Director, ASU Urban Climate Research Center. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

May 15, 2023

  • Local Climate Action – Seize the Day! by Angie Fyfe, Executive Director, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

February 27, 2023

  • National Service as a Resource for Climate Action by Kif Scheuer, National Service Director, Farallon Strategies. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

Electric Vehicle Workgroup

September 14, 2023

  • In the News: Electric Vehicle Trends and Updates for Arizona Municipalities by Karen Apple, Electric Vehicle Program Manager, City of Phoenix and Danae Presler, Sustainability Officer, City of Avondale. View video presentation on YouTube.

June 13, 2023

  • MAG Regional Electrification Plan by Cara Nassar, Transportation Planner, Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG). View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.
  • Pathway to Electric Vehicles & EVSE by Larz Garcia, Grant Program Administrator, Maricopa County Air Quality. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

May 9, 2023

  • ADOT Electric Vehicle Charging Program: Planning and Implementation by Dianne Kresich, Electric Vehicle Project Manager, Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides
  • Strategies for leveraging federal funding to deploy EV charging stations in Arizona strategy session by Caryn Potter, Arizona Representative, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) and Alexia Melendez Martineau, Policy Manager, Plug in America, with support from Karen Apple, Electric Vehicle Program Manager, City of Phoenix and Danae Presler, Sustainability Officer, City of Avondale. View video presentation on YouTube

April 11, 2023

  • Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Grant Program 101 by Rebecca Sereboff, Senior EV Infrastructure Associate, Electrification Coalition. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

February 14, 2023

  • Municipal electric fleets: Save taxpayers money; protect air quality & public health by Diane Brown, Executive Director, Arizona PIRG Education Fund and Tony Dutzik, Associate Director and Senior Policy Analyst, Frontier Group. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

January 10, 2023

  • Opportunities to Electrify Public Transit: The Case for Microtransit by Matt Dudley, Transit Manager, City of Avondale. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

Federal Infrastructure Workgroup

November 2, 2023

  • Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) Planning Grant Update by Elias Toon, Air Quality Project Manager, Maricopa County Air Quality. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

August 2, 2023

  • Academia and the Federal Infrastructure Funding by Ann Marie Hess, Assistant Director, Office of Research Strategy and Development, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides. 
  • Grants Coordination: The Mesa Way by Sharon Skinner, Grants Coordinator, City of Mesa. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides. 
  • Covering All Bases – Best Practice for Federal Grant Applications by Jon Luther, Grant Writer, Professional Fundraiser, Development Specialist, Good Creations, LLC // Local First Arizona. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

June 7, 2023

  • An Introduction to the Governor’s Office of Resiliency by Blaise Caudill, Policy Analyst, Office of Resiliency. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

May 3, 2023

  • An Introduction to the Arizona Economic Recovery Center and Local First Arizona by Jason Lowry, Director of Sustainability Initiatives, Local First Arizona and Nick Shivka, Senior Manager of Sustainability Initiatives, Local First Arizona. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

April 5, 2023

  • Arizona Department of Transportation Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) Funding by Steven Olmsted, Environmental Planner, Arizona Department of Transportation. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

March 1, 2023

  • City of Phoenix Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Application Process by Larry Smallwood, Federal Infrastructure Implementation Manager, City of Phoenix. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

February 15, 2023

  • Introduction to Federal Infrastructure Workgroup by Braden Kay, Sustainability and Resilience Director, City of Tempe and Anne Reichman, Director, Sustainable Cities Network and Project Cities. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

Green Infrastructure Workgroup

November 13, 2023

  • WIFA’s Water Conservation Grant Program: Update and Outlook by Chelsea McGuire, Assistant Director – External Affairs, Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona (WIFA). View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.
  • AZDEQ Funding for Planning Surface Water Quality Improvements: the 604(b) Grant by Julia A. Rowe, ZPDES Permit Writer, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.
  • WIFIA Program: Low-Cost Supplemental Loans for Communities by Leslie Temple, Loan Manager, WIFIA. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

October 17, 2023

  • Green Stormwater Infrastructure in the City of Prescott by Matthew Killeen, Environmental Coordinator, City of Prescott. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

September 26, 2023

  • Rain to Roots Master Plan by Maddie Mercer, Neighborhood Resilience Coordinator, City of Tempe. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

August 15, 2023

  • Stormwater and Other Integrated Water Solutions by Nicholas Balik, Water Resources and Conservation Planner, Flood Control District of Maricopa County. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

June 20, 2023

  • Rainwater or stormwater? It’s all onewater! by Irene Ogata, PLA, ISA, CPM, ASLA, AzAPA, Urban Landscape Manager, City of Tucson. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

May 16, 2023

  • Central Arizona Conservation Alliance’s Urban Initiatives by Challie Facemire, CAZCA Program Director, Central Arizona Conservation Alliance & Desert Botanical Garden and Marisol Ortiz, CAZCA Engagement Coordinator, Central Arizona Conservation Alliance & Desert Botanical Garden. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.
  • Water Conservation Grant Fund by Chelsea McGuire, Assistant Director-External Affairs, Water Infrastructure Finance Authority. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

February 28, 2023

  • Trees for People- Cultivating Human Habitat by Lyssa Hall, Founder, Cloud Hall Creative Solutions LLC. View video presentation on Youtube. View presentation slides.

January 17, 2023

  • Durango Campus Parking Lot, Landscape, and Water Conservation Retrofit Project by Harry Cooper, Landscape Architecture and Water Conservation Branch Manager, Flood Control District of Maricopa County. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

Rural, Indigenous and Small Communities Workgroup

November 16, 2023

  • Bureau of Reclamation Funding Opportunities for Water Resources Planning & Projects by Lisa Rivera, Water Resources Specialist / Planner (WaterSMART), US Bureau of Reclamation. View presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

September 19, 2023

  • Recap of 16th annual Arizona Rural Policy Forum by Jenna Rowell, Director of Rural Development, Local First Arizona. View presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

April 20, 2023

  • Rural, Indigenous and Small Communities (RISC) Workgroup Information Session by Sustainable Cities Network. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

Solar Energy and Efficiency Workgroup

August 1, 2023

  • Emerging Local Trend in AZ: Anti-Solar Ordinances What Your Community Needs to Know to Stay Open to Solar by Autumn Johnson, Executive Director, Arizona Solar Energy Industries Association (AriSEIA). View presentation handouts

2022 Meetings

AZ Heat Resilience Workgroup

August 4, 2022

  • National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) by Hunter Jones, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Jesse Westad with WERK, urban design. View video presentation on YouTube.

Climate and Resilience Workgroup

November 15, 2022

  • AmeriCorps: The resource you’ve been missing out on by Blain Logan, Director of Programming, HandsOn Phoenix. View video presentation on Youtube. View presentation slides.

October 17, 2022

  • Arizona State Climatologist by Erinanne Saffell, Arizona State Climatologist, Arizona State Climate Office. View video presentation on Youtube. View presentation slides.

August 30, 2022

  • No more low-hanging fruit: Pima County’s journey into intentional implemenation by Sandra Rosales, Program Manager, Sustainability Programs Division, Office of Sustainability and Conservation. View video presentation on Youtube. View presentation slides.

September 19, 2022

  • The 4th Pillar? It’s time to talk about Carbon Dioxide Removal by Ramón DC Alatorre, Climate Analyst, City of Flagstaff. View video presentation on Youtube. View presentation slides.

June 27, 2022

  • Glendale Drought Management Plan by Joanne Toms, Environmental Programs Manager, City of Glendale. View presentation slides.

April 4, 2022

  • LEED for Cities: A Catalyst for Change by Hilari Varnadore, Vice President for Cities, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

January 31, 2022

  • Focusing on Co-Benefits to Advance Climate Action by Danae Presler, Sustainability Officer, City of Avondale. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

Electric Vehicle Workgroup

November 8, 2022

  • EV Fleets – Best Practices with a Local Fleet Manager by Tonya Glass, Fleet Vehicle Specialist, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC). View video presentation on YouTube. View the presentation slides and the SRP EV Program.

October 13, 2022

  • What is the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and how does it affect EV Tax Credits by Alexia Melendez Martineau, Policy Manager, Plug In America & Jay Friedland, Senior Policy Advisor, Plug in America. View the presentation slides.

September 13, 2022

  • Arizona’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment by Dianne Kresich, Research Center Manager, Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). View the presentation slides.
  • Regional Electrification Readiness Strategic Plan by Audra Koester Thomas, Transportation Planning Program Manager, Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG). View the presentation slides.

August 9, 2022

  • View this special presentation addressing EV funding opportunities at the local and federal levels by Christian Bato, Southwest Regional Intergovernmental and External Affairs Specialist, U.S. Dept. of Energy and Emma Viera, Executive Director, Unlimited Potential. View video presentation on Youtube. View presentation slides.

Green Infrastructure Workgroup

November 14, 2022

  • Joint Green Infrastructure Workgroup and Southern AZ LID Meeting. Presenters: Irene Ogata, Urban Landscape Manager, City of Tucson, Marie Light, Principal Hydrologist, Pima County Department of Environmental Quality, and Jesse Westad, Principal Landscape Architect, WERK | urban design. View video presentation on Youtube.

August 16, 2022

  • Joint Sustainable Cities Network (SCN) Green Infrastructure and Southern AZ LID Workgroup Meeting. Presenters: City of Scottsdale, Tim Conner, Wayne Colebank, Logan Simpson; Jesse Westad, WERK urban design; Harry Cooper, Flood Control District of Maricopa County (FCDMC); Mead Mier, Pima Association of Governments (PAG); Jacob Prietto, Pima County Flood Control District; Marie Light, Pima County Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ); Irene Ogata, Tucson Water; Blue Baldwin, Storm to Shade Program. View video presentation on Youtube.

April 5, 2022

  • Green Infrastructure Progress in the Tucson Metro/Pima County Region by Mead Mier-Welborn, Sustainability Coordinator, Pima Association of Governments (PAG). View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

Regional Infrastructure Exchange Series

June 28, 2022

  • Climate Resilient Maricopa: Regional Infrastructure Exchange Workshop 5 – Guiding Principles for Partnerships. Presenters: Missy Stults, City of Ann Arbor, Project BRYANT; Lisa McNeilly, City of Scottsdale, Baltimore Community Hubs; MasaviPerea, ChispaArizona; Emma Viera, Unlimited Potential. Moderated by Brianne Fisher, City of Tempe. View video presentation on YouTube.

May 17, 2022

  • Climate Resilient Maricopa: Regional Infrastructure Exchange Workshop 4 – Community-Based Partnerships. Presenters: Shallini Vajjhala, San Diego Regional Policy and Innovation Center; Barbra Coffee, Southern AZ Coalition for Climate Adaption and Resilience; Braden Kay, Community-City-University Partnership – Cool Kids, Cool Places, Cool Futures. Moderated by Brianne Fisher, City of Tempe. View video presentation on YouTube.

May 3, 2022

  • Climate Resilient Maricopa: Regional Infrastructure Exchange Workshop 3 – Data for Grant Writing and Equity. Presenters: Stacy Grant, Justice 40; Patricia Solis and Melissa Guardaro, ASU Knowledge Exchange for Resilience (KER); David Hondula, City of Phoenix Office of Heat Mitigation and Adaptation. Moderated by Brianne Fisher, City of Tempe. View video presentation on YouTube.

March 29, 2022

  • Climate Resilient Maricopa: Regional Infrastructure Exchange Workshop 2 – IIJA Funding Programs – EV, Streets, and Ecosystem Restoration. Presenters: Rio Reimagined – Melissa McCann, ASU University-City Exchange; Electric Vehicles – Karen Apple, City of Phoenix; Danae Presler, City of Avondale; and Phil McNeely, Maricopa County Air Quality Department. Moderated by Brianne Fisher, City of Tempe. View video presentation on YouTube.

March 1, 2022

  • Climate Resilient Maricopa: Regional Infrastructure Exchange Workshop 1 – Federal Overview and Regional Project Priorities. Presenters: Patrick Stone, Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG); Katherine Gajewski, City Scale; and Michael Armstrong, City Scale. Moderated by Brianne Fisher, City of Tempe. View video presentation on YouTube.

SCN Special Topic Meetings

February 8, 2022

  • Dream Play Build: Hands-On Community Engagement for Enduring Spaces and Places by James Rojas, Place It!, and John Kamp, Prairie Farms. View video presentation on YouTube.

January 21, 2022

  • The Great Shift: People Centered Emergency Management to Improve Community Resilience by Dan Neely, Manager of Community Resilience and Group Recovery Manager Wellington Region Emergency Management, New Zealand; Tye Waggoner, Youth Council Coordinator, City of Tempe Office of Sustainability and Resilience; and Marcus Donaldson, Community Resilience Coordinator, City of Tempe Office of Sustainability and Resilience. View video presentation on YouTube.

Solar and Energy Efficiency Workgroup

April 12, 2022

  • City of Tucson EV Roadmap and Building Codes by Michael Catanzaro, Energy Manager, City of Tucson and Daniel Bursuck, Principal Land Use Planner, City of Tucson. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides.

March 8, 2022

  • Sustainable Building Code Developments in Arizona: International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and AZ Build Green Coalition by Anitra Pickett, MBA, MLS and LEED Green Associate; Anthony Floyd, Green Building Program Manager and Energy Code Specialist, City of Scottsdale; and Braden Kay, Sustainability Director, City of Tempe. View video on YouTube. View presentation slides.

February 8, 2022

  • City of Sedona Green Fleet Policy Overview by Gabe Desmond, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Sedona. View presentation slides
  • City of Mesa EV Fleet Assessment Overview by Lena Spiric, Energy/Water Conservation Coordinator, City of Mesa. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

January 25, 2022

  • Pending Energy Bills Before the Arizona Legislature by Autumn Johnson, CEO, Tierra Strategy. View presentation slides

August 23, 2022

  • Development of LCA Template and EPD Guidance for the Lighting Industry by Scott Unger, Sustainability Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. View video presentation on Youtube. View presentation slides.

2021 Meetings

SCN Special Topic Meetings

October 13, 2021

  • Regional Resilience Coordination in Maricopa County by Katherine Gajeski. View video presentation on YouTube.

August 25, 2021

  • Arizona Cities Race to Zero Webinar by Laura Jay, Joshua Radoff and Lila Asher. View video presentation on YouTube.

AZ Heat Resilience Workgroup

July 15, 2021

  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) by Shelley Morgan, LIHEAP Coordinator, Arizona Department of Economic Security. View video presentation on YouTube

July 1, 2021

  • APS Assistance and Heat Related Programs by Jim Holbrook

June 17, 2021

  • Strengthening Resiliency in Communities of Color in Arizona and Nevada by Alison Cook-Davis, Chrissie Bausch, and Kristi Eustice of ASU’s Morrison Institute of Public Policy. 

Climate & Resilience Workgroup

December 13, 2021

  • Engaging Youth in Sustainability by Darice Ellis, Sustainability Specialist, City of Phoenix and Emma Collins, AmeriCorps VISTA member and Student Engagement Coordinator, City of Phoenix. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

October 25, 2021

  • Peoria’s Sustainability Journey by Victoria Caster, Sustainability and Water Conservation Coordinator, City of Peoria. View video presentation on YouTube.

July 19, 2021

  • Equitable Climate Action in Sedona by McKenzie Jones, Sustainability Manager for the City of Sedona. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

June 21, 2021

  • Healthy Urban Environment Initiative (HUE) and New Opportunities by Melissa Guardaro, Ph.D., at ASU’s HUE and Knowledge Exchange for Resilience (KER) Programs. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

April 19, 2021

  • Maricopa County Mitigation Plan by Rudy Perez, Senior Emergency Services Planner, Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides
  • Maricopa County Hazard Mitigation Plan 2021: The Elements of Surprise by Tracy Montgomery, Emergency Manager, City of Surprise. View presentation slides
  • City of Tempe Emergency Management by Michelle Seitz, Emergency Manager, City of Tempe. View presentation slides

March 15, 2021

  • City of Phoenix Climate Action Planning and Process by Matthew Potzler, Ph.D., Environmental Air Quality and Climate Scientist, City of Phoenix. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

February 16, 2021

  • Flagstaff Climate Action Planning and Implementation by Jenny Niemann, Climate and Energy Specialist with the City of Flagstaff. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

Green Infrastructure Workgroup

March 4, 2021

  • Assessment of LID Handbook Integration into Valley Projects and the Impacts of GI/LID in the Arid Phoenix Metro Region by Jillian Garman, ASU MPA. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

February 4, 2021

  • An Update on Modern Tree Inventories, Heat Mitigation, and Educational Efficacy by Nik Smilovsky, Bad Elf, LLC and ASU Design School. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

Solar & Energy Efficiency Workgroup

December 14, 2021

  • EV Fleet Electrification Tools and Opportunities with ICF and the Electrification Coalition by:
    • Bill Vaughn, ICF Program Manager (Avondale)
    • Andrew Varney, ICF
    • Cher Griffith Taylor, Electrification Coalition
    • Jared Walker, Electrification Coalition
  • SRP Electrification Electric Vehicle “EV” and Fleet Assessment Program. View presentation slides
  • Electrification Coalition – Climate Mayors and DRVE Fleet Analysis. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

November 16, 2021

  • NREL’s System Advisor Model (SAM): Local Use Case Study by the City of Mesa by Scott Unger, City of Mesa Water and Energy Conservation Coordinator. View video presentation on YouTube.

October 12, 2021

  • Electric Vehicle (EV) Adoption Tips and Tools with Karen Apple, Electric Vehicle Program Manager, City of Phoenix and Danae Presler, Sustainability Officer, City of Avondale. View video presentation on YouTube

September 21, 2021

  • Solar Co-ops: Helping Arizona Households Go Solar Together by Bret Fanshaw, Arizona Program Director, Solar United Neighbors (SUN). View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

August 10, 2021

June 15, 2021

April 13, 2021

2020 Meetings

SCN Special Topic Meetings

October 14, 2020

  • 2018 Community Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Overview by Joshua Uebelherr, Maricopa County Air Quality Department. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

AZ Heat Resilience Workgroup

July 23, 2020

  • Economic Valuation of Health Impacts from Extreme Heat Exposure by Dr. Shubhayu Saha, National Center for Environmental Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. View presentation slides

June 11, 2020

  • Evaluation of Cooling Center Effectiveness for Protecting Public Health in Yuma, AZ by Matt Roach, Arizona Department of Health Services. View presentation slides
  • 2019 Evaluation of the Pinal County Heat Relief Network by Dametreea Carr McCuin, Pinal County Public Health Services. View presentation slides

Climate & Resilience Workgroup

August 26, 2020

  • Panel Introduction and Presentations by Braden Kay, City of Tempe, and Fatima Luna, City of Tucson. View presentation slides
  • City of Flagstaff Climate and Adaptation Plan by Nicole Antonopoulos, City of Flagstaff. View presentation slides
  • City of Phoenix Climate Action Planning by Rosanne Albright, City of Phoenix. View presentation slides
  • View video presentation on YouTube.

July 22, 2020

  • All Together Now: Opportunities for Arizona Cities in County All Hazard Mitigation Planning by Rudy Perez, Senior Emergency Service Planner for Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management and Melanie Gall, Co-Director for ASU Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security. View presentation slides

Green Infrastructure Workgroup

October 15, 2020

  • Green Infrastructure lessons learned from over a decade of blood, sweat, and tears in the desert by Kieran Sikdar, WEST Consultants, Inc. View presentation slides

June 25, 2020

  • FEMA & EPA Workshop & Report Recap: Recommendations for Integrating Green Infrastructure into Hazard Mitigation Plans by Harry Cooper, Flood Control District of Maricopa County and Tricia Balluff, City of Phoenix. View presentation slides
  • FEMA/EPA Summary Report Recommendations for Integrating Green Infrastructure into the Maricopa County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. View presentation slides

April 9, 2020

  • Urban Forestry Planting & Maintaining Trees: Growing Communities Sustaining Lifestyles by Richard Adkins, City of Tempe Urban Forester. View presentation slides

March 5, 2020

  • Glendale Desert Food Forest Presentation by Anne Stahley, Water Conservation Specialist, City of Glendale Water Services Department. View presentation slides.

Solar & Energy Efficiency Workgroup

September 15, 2020

  • Community Choice Energy in Arizona: How CCE Gives Local Government Control Over Energy Choice & Fosters a Clean Energy Economy in AZ by Shelly Gordon – Founder, Arizonans for Community Choice & Shawn Marshall – Executive Director, LEAN Energy US. View presentation slides

August 18, 2020

  • Climate Mayors EV Purchasing Collaborative: Helping Public Fleets Electrify by Cher Griffith Taylor, Electrification Coalition. View video presentation on YouTube. View presentation slides

July 8, 2020

  • Cities’ Role in Moving Arizona to 100% Clean Energy: Opportunities for Engagement at the Arizona Corporation Commission by Autumn Johnson, Western Resource Advocates. View presentation slides

June 9, 2020

  • SRP Business Solutions: SRP Updates and Summer Service by Brian Bednar and Dimitrios Laloudakis, SRP Business Solutions. View presentation slides

May 12, 2020

  • Rent.Solar and the FootPrint Project: Mobile Solar Solutions for Resilience and Disaster Response by Ken Clark and Lee Feliciano. View presentation slides

March 10, 2020

  • An Update on Clean Energy Policy in Arizona by Kris Mayes, Co-Director of ASU Energy Policy Innovation Council (EPIC). View presentation slides

February 18, 2020

  • Electrifying Arizona’s Transportation Sector: Synopsis for Cities. View presentation slides

SCN Meeting Archive (2016-2019)

SCN meeting archive (2016-2019)