15th Annual California Climate and Energy Collaborative Forum

June 25th – 26th • Palm Springs, CA

The CCEC Forum brings together several hundred local government staff, elected officials, and community organizations, to collaborate and learn from each other as they work to advance fair and equitable climate change and energy practices.

This event will feature engaging sessions, expert plenaries and keynotes, and new innovative activities to help climate and energy leaders and practitioners connect to learn about innovative projects and strategies, share best practices, and troubleshoot challenges.

Collective Innovation: Cultivating Collaboration for Equitable Climate Action

The 15th Annual CCEC Forum will bring together local leaders in energy and climate action for 2-days for in-depth conversations between local and regional governments, and their partners in State agencies, CBOs, NGOs, and private sector service providers. As we celebrate the 15th year of the CCEC Forum, we see that the strong connections and partnerships we’ve fostered together have provided us with the pivotal opportunity to cultivate our climate action toward its full potential right now. Integrating our 2024 theme of “Collective Innovation: Cultivating Collaboration for Equitable Climate Action”, we will explore innovative ideas and best practices for collaboration, increasing accessibility for disadvantaged communities, and implementing climate action across sectors.

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

The Location

Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs, CA

1600 North Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California 92262


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Thank you to our 2024 program Advisory Committee!

  • Aileen Qin, Gateway Cities Council of Governments
  • Alejandra Tellez, County of Ventura
  • Anita Lopez, California Eco-Network
  • Ann Kloose, City of Fresno Public Works
  • Annie Secrest, County of San Luis Obispo
  • Benjamin Druyon, WRCOG
  • Chiara Arellano, Rising Sun Center for Opportunity
  • Christian A. Torres, Comite Civico del Valle
  • Cynthia Amour, California Air Resources Board
  • Deana Carrillo, California Energy Commission
  • Erin Brewster, Town of Truckee
  • Fabiola Lao, Center for Sustainable Energy
  • Fatima Abdul-Khabir, Greenlining Institute
  • Gabriela Yamhure, SDRCC
  • Jaime Alonso, GRID Alternatives Inland Empire
  • Jan Maes, Nevada County Energy Action Plan Committee
  • Julio Garcia, Rise South City
  • Karen Kristiansson, BayREN/MTC
  • Kevin Hamilton, Central California Asthma Collaborative
  • Laura Tuller, City of Sacramento
  • Lou Jacobson, Willdan
  • Marc Costa, The Energy Coalition
  • Marianne Bithell, Redwood Coast Energy Authority
  • Murtaza Baxamusa, County of San Diego
  • NJ Mvondo, Yolo County Climate Action Commission, Davis Human Relations Commission
  • Pam Bold, High Sierra Energy Foundation
  • Sean Kennedy, Strategic Growth Council
  • Tallulah Pellissier Lloyd, Sierra Business Council
  • Tessa Charnofsky, SoCalREN
  • Traci Hukill, State Treasurer’s Office