October 25 Meeting w/ copy of presentation


Topic: Austin’s Response to Climate Change

Presentation on City of Austin’s policies and programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our community and response to a changing climate.  Energy, transportation, and waste management actions will be addressed, as well as how the city is improving facilities and infrastructure designs to better withstand heat, drought, flooding, and wildfire and responses to extreme events.

Speaker: Zach Baumer, City of Austin, Climate Program Manager

Zach has been with the City of Austin since 2011 where he manages the Climate Program in the City of Austin’s Office of Sustainability.  His primary duties include overseeing the implementation of climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies across the City organization and community.  Prior to the City of Austin, Zach spent 10 years working in the environmental consulting industry, primarily assisting large industrial clients with environmental data management, greenhouse gas inventories, and sustainability planning. Zach holds an MBA in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School and undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.