The City of Mission has a history of awareness of the importance of taking action on slowing climate change. In 2007, the City of Mission participated in the largest single day signing of the Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement to advance the goals of the Kyoto Protocol.
Following the signing, a Sustainability Task Force formed to advance these goals. The Task Force’s mission was “to provide a prioritized action plan to serve as a model of sustainability for our local government, citizens and surrounding communities that encompasses People, Planet and Prosperity.” which led to the creation of the Sustainability Commission in 2009 which continues today.
Climate Action Plan Task Force
Mayor Flora formed the Climate Action Plan Task Force in February 2022 to review the Regional Climate Action Plan and Mission’s previous studies and work around sustainability to recommend 1-, 3-, and 5-year strategies to be forwarded to the Governing Body. View their initial recommendations as presented at the August 3, 2022 Community Development Committee meeting.
Task Force Members
|Hillary Parker Thomas, Ward I Councilmember||Emily Randel, Administration|
|Ben Chociej, Ward IV Councilmember||Karie Kneller, Community Development|
|Josh Thede, Sustainability Commission||Robert Meyers, Police|
|Andy Hyland, Sustainability Commission||Celia Duran/Brent Morton, Public Works|
|Robin Dukelow, Planning Commission|
|Jacque Gameson, Parks, Recreation + Tree Commission|
Climate Action KC and Regional Efforts
Mission is participating in many of the activities associated with ClimateActionKC. Their Climate Action Playbook is available here.
The Mid-America Regional Council’s Climate Action Plan completed in 2021 is available here. You can view the April 28, 2021 presentation of the plan to the Mission City Council and Commissions here. The Mission City Council approved a resolution in support of the Climate Action Plan in October 2021.
Mission’s Climate Action Plan
The Sustainability Task Force created a Climate Action Plan in 2008 to achieve a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. You can read the report here.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory
In September 2008, Black & Veatch completed a Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory for Mission, using 2005 as a baseline year. You can read the report here. Lotus Engineering and Sustainability is performing an update to the inventory using 2022 data, expected to be complete May 2023.
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