Council on Climate Solutions

The Council on Climate Solutions was created by Governor Whitmer's Executive Order 2020-182 as an advisory body in the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. 
 
The Council on Climate Solutions acts in an advisory capacity to the governor and the department to in formulating and overseeing the implementation of the MI Healthy Climate Plan, which will serve as the action plan for this state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition toward economywide carbon neutrality. This work must include, but is not limited to:
  • Identifying and recommending opportunities for the development and effective implementation of emissions-reduction strategies.
  • Identifying solutions to resolve impact disparities across Michigan and recommending targeted solutions for communities disproportionately impacted by the changing climate.
  • The Council may establish advisory workgroups composed of individuals or entities participating in Council activities or other members of the public as deemed necessary by the Council to assist it in performing its duties and responsibilities. The Council may adopt, reject, or modify any recommendations proposed by an advisory workgroup.
 
The Council consists of the 14 residents of this state appointed by the governor representing the range of sectors, experiences, and expertise relevant to the issues surrounding climate. Additionally, the director or their designees of EGLE, MDARD, LEO, DNR, MDOT, DHHS, the Michigan Public Service Commission Chair, and Department of Treasury shall serve as ex-officio members. After the intial appointments, members will serve 4-year terms. 
 
 

Statute

Contact Information

Dr. Brandy Brown
Climate and Energy Advisor, Office of Climate and Energy
Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)

Members

Liesl Clark, Howell - Chair
Ex-Officio member; Serves at the pleasure of the Governor
 
Derrell Slaughter, Lansing
Term expires 2/3/22
 
Mary Draves, Midland
Term expires 2/3/22
 
James Harrison, Port Huron
Term expires 2/3/22
 
Brandon Hofmeister, Ann Arbor
Term expires 2/3/23
 
Phyllis Meadows, Ann Arbor
Term expires 2/3/23
 
Samuel Stolper, Detroit
Term expires 2/3/23
 
William Beaver, Manistee
Term expires 2/3/24
 
Marnese Jackson, Pontiac
Term expires 2/3/24
 
Cynthia Render-Williams, Farmington Hills
Term expires 2/3/24
 
Ronald Voglewde, Saint Joseph
Term expires 2/3/24
 
Kerry Duggan, Detroit
Term expires 2/3/25
 
Jonathan Overpeck, Ann Arbor
Term expires 2/3/25
 
Phillip Roos, Ann Arbor
Term expires 2/3/25
 
Tanya Paslawski, East Lansing
Term expires 2/3/25