14th Annual California Climate & Energy Forum

June 13 – 14, 2023 • Santa Rosa, CA

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2023 Forum. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Moments from the 2023 Forum

2023 Forum Theme

Investment, Innovation, and Inclusion:
Locals Leading a Clean Energy, Climate-Stable Future for All

The CCEC Forum brings together leaders in local energy and climate action for a two-day event featuring in-depth conversations with local and regional governments and their partners in State agencies, CBOs, NGOs, and private sector service providers. This year marks our 14th Annual Forum and a pivotal opportunity to build upon State and federal momentum to innovate and collaborate towards a clean energy, climate stable future for all. Participate in a focused agenda that builds upon the 2022 theme of Accelerating Climate Action & Advancing Justice. We will explore local practices and timely topics, such as ensuring the recent windfall of policy investments are used to foster lasting impact and help address the most pressing local emissions and energy resiliency needs in an inclusive and culturally competent way.


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Attend the CCEC Forum to…

Engage in interactive discussions with peers from across the state

Learn about the latest climate and energy news and opportunities

Connect with leaders pursuing cutting-edge climate initiatives

Exchange knowledge, best practices, and innovative strategies

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Thank you to our 2023 program Advisory Committee!

  • Adrienne Etherton, City of Brisbane
  • Alelia Parenteau, City of Santa Barbara
  • Alejandra Tellez, County of Ventura
  • Angie Hacker, California Climate & Energy Collaborative
  • Anita Lopez, SoyLopez Consulting
  • Benjamin Druyon, Western Riverside Council of Governments
  • Chris Cone, Sonoma County Regional Climate Protection Authority
  • Courtney Henderson, Truckee Town Council
  • Eddie Price, San Diego Urban Sustainability Coalition
  • Fabiola Lao, Center for Sustainable Energy
  • Fatima Abdul-Khabir, The Greenlining Institute
  • Grace Peralta Beasley, Marin Clean Energy
  • Hilary Ego, City of La Mesa
  • Karen Kristiansson, BayREN
  • Katey Ford, Sierra Business Council
  • Laura Tuller, City of Sacramento
  • Lou Jacobson, Willdan
  • Lujuana Medina, SoCalREN
  • Marianne Bithell, Redwood Coast Energy Authority
  • NJ Mvondo, Yolo County Climate Action Commission
  • Noemi Gallardo, California Energy Commission
  • Pam Close Bold, High Sierra Energy Foundation
  • Sophia Sousa, San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments
  • Veronika Vostinak, City of Half Moon Bay