Bay Area Climate Change Council (BACCC)

The mandate of the Bay Area Climate Change Council (BACCC) is to provide strategic leadership and function as an ongoing forum for advice, feedback and guidance to the Bay Area Climate Change Implementation Team(s) (BACCIT) via the independent Support Team of coordinators in the Bay Area Climate Change Office (BACCO).

The purpose of the council is to set priorities for action for the implementation team(s) and to drive local climate action through goal setting and evaluation.


Council Members

The BACCC is a non-political, independent advisory committee. The inaugural BACCC consists of the member organizations listed below, although the composition of the Council will evolve over time as regional priorities and Council requirements change.

  • Chair - Richard Koroscil
  • Burlington Economic Development Corp - Anita Cassidy
  • Burlington Green - Amy Schnurr
  • Burlington Sustainable Development Advisory Committee - Carolyn Barnes
  • Burlington citizen - Anna Pautler
  • Clean Air Hamilton - Bruce Newbold
  • Conservation Halton - Kim Barrett
  • Environment Hamilton- Lynda Lukasik
  • Hamilton Chamber of Commerce - Richard Allen
  • Hamilton Conservation Authority - Scott Peck
  • Hamilton Health Sciences - Victoria Brzozowski
  • Hamilton Industrial Environmental Association - Karen Logan
  • Sustainable Hamilton Burlington - Rafiq Dhanji 
  • United Way Hamilton Halton - Mike Mikulak

Committee members are guided by Terms of Reference and members were selected based on community input received during the stakeholder engagement process.

The following CCCM Partners assist the Council in an Advisory role:

  • City of Hamilton – Trevor Imhoff, Andrea McDowell, Shelley Rogers
  • City of Burlington – Lynn Robichaud
  • Centre for Climate Change Management at Mohawk College – Kate Flynn