Climate Smart Communities Task Force

Membership, Overview, and Mission Statement

Robin Buco 12/4/2023
Frank Duffy 12/4/2023
Bob Liebman 12/4/2023 
John Rhodes  12/1/2025
Andrew Weidman 12/1/2025
Edward Campbell 12/4/2023
Angie Garcia- Guerra 12/1/2025

It is the policy of the Village/Town of Mount Kisco to achieve energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate the effect of global climate change, and advance a clean energy economy for the benefit of our environment and all residents of our community.

The Mount Kisco Climate Smart Communities Task Force (formerly the Mount Kisco Energy Advisory Panel) was established by resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Village/Town of Mount Kisco on March 2, 2020 and charged with developing  a strategy and work plan for establishing a baseline for the Village's current emissions, for recommending reduction targets, for identifying new strategies for reducing emissions and improving energy efficiency, for recommending ways in which these strategies can be incorporated into the Village's development and planning efforts, and helping the Village to achieve the highest levels of New York State Climate Smart Communities Certification.

If you are interested in becoming a member of this committee please contact the Village Manager's office at

Mission Statement

Identify local vulnerabilities to climate change and develop short-and long-term sustainability solutions. Develop strategies and tactics for the remediation of and adaptation to climate change, by incorporating plans and projects into the Village to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and facilitate actions that might mitigate and adapt to climate change throughout the Village.

Meetings, Agendas, and more:

March 2022 - Climate Action Plan Grant Awarded 

Sept 2020 - Bronze Status Press Release

June 11th, 2020 - Agenda; Packet; Video

June 25th, 2020 - AgendaPacket; Video

Greenhouse Gas Inventory Reports

2009 (overall)


New York State Climate Smart Communities

ICLEI -- Local Governments for Sustainability

Sustainable Westchester

Energize NY

Mount Kisco Energy Advisory Panel Solar Vision and Choices for Mount Kisco - October 2017