Climate Smart Canandaigua Task Force

Climate Smart Communities - Certified BronzeMeetings

  • 6:30 to 7:30 pm
  • The 2nd Thursday of each month (except August and December)
  • Wood Library
    134 N Main Street
    Canandaigua, NY 14424

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Vacancy, Chair - Please contact Rob Richardson if interested
  • Rob Richardson. Coordinator - Assistant City Manager
  • Maria Bucci, Green Team Leader; Board Member, Wood Library
  • Erich Dittmar, City Council Member, Ward 4
  • Lauren Dittmar
  • Chris Glattly
  • Thomas Lyo, City Representative, Ontario County Planning Commission; Member, Planning Commission
  • Ellen Polimeni
  • David Poteet, Member, Tree Advisory Board
  • Karen White, City Council Member, Ward 3; Chair, Environmental/Parks Committee
  • Ryan Wilmer, Trustee, Sonnenberg Gardens; Vice Chair, FLTV Advisory Board
  • Vacancy

Task Force Formation

In 2017 the City of Canandaigua approved a resolution to adopt the New York State Climate Smart Community Pledge. In January 2019, City Council appointed the Climate Smart Canandaigua (CSC) Task Force to assist the city in achieving Climate Smart Community Certification.


  • Provide ongoing implementation of actions related to climate change and increase efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and achieve cost savings in the process
  • Assess baseline conditions, establish goals and develop plans and suggest policies to achieve goals
  • Educate the community and stakeholders on the value of the goals and plans


  • Green Vendor Fair - March 28, 2020
  • Earthaplooza - April 22, 2019