The Climate Equity Council (CEC), anchored by our PowerUp NC team, won big support for green jobs during Fayetteville’s recent community-wide strategic planning session. The session included local residents, city staff and local officials. When participants were asked to vote on their top priorities for the city, creating green jobs got more votes than any other issue! The City Council will meet on Feb. 17th to integrate the feedback from the public.
Community residents have weighed in on where the city has done well and where there is room for improvement. For example, residents cited positives in addressing crime and safety; still, citizens want to see a stronger, more diverse local economy. For PowerUp NC, we are focusing on key environmental and energy-related concerns, from managing stormwater runoff, as we experienced devastating challenges with after Hurricane Matthew, to increasing access to clean, renewable sources of electricity for residents.
You can learn more about the city of Fayetteville’s strategic planning process here.
Contact Monique McMillan, the Regional Director for PowerUp NC in Fayetteville, if you would like more information about how to get involved with the Climate Equity Council: firstname.lastname@example.org.