Being an elected climate champion can be an isolating and complex job; and Climate Cabinet is here to help!  Climate Cabinet is building a unified force of elected leaders tackling climate change and turning collective efforts into impactful successes. We’re inviting you to join our cohort of elected leaders who we support through direct assistance and with strategic  connections to local leaders in similar situations.

What does the cohort have to offer?


  • Quarterly virtual convenings of elected climate champions across the nation to share best practices  (cohort members are encouraged to attend a minimum of one)
  • Provide policy resources and tools to help you lead on climate, such as those found on our website
  • Host online programs such as workshops, webinars and meet-ups
  • Peer learning through mentorship of up and coming climate champions

Direct support

  • Access to bi-monthly office hours 
  • Relationships with technical experts

Publicity for your climate achievements

  • Your image & climate achievements highlighted on our website
  • Amplify your climate stories in our networks
  • Provide opportunities for elected leaders to speak on issue expertise

A subset of local governing bodies with special opportunities will receive personalized  support.

  • Deeper hands-on help with specific projects and policy discussions, with fellow local leaders and staff
  • Meet with local stakeholders to best navigate your local government policy implementation
  • Use of Climate Cabinet’s network of technical assistance partners for specific projects

Hear what local leaders have to say about working with Climate Cabinet

“As our public utility works toward equitable distribution of the benefits from the accelerating clean energy transition, the support and resources from Climate Cabinet has been both helpful and encouraging. Local governments across the country face many of the same challenges. By collaborating with other agencies and with Climate Cabinet, I am confident that we will all rise to meet the challenge together.”


– Eric Williams

Omaha Public Power District, Director Subdivision 6

“Mayors and councilors governing cities with municipal utilities are unique. We have a big opportunity to harness public support for the clean energy transition, but we also face serious resource and information constraints and institutional inertia… I am pushing hard in Columbia – but it is very clear that municipal utility leaders need more support to navigate the clean energy transition or else they will get left behind.”


– Barbara Buffaloe

Mayor of Columbia Missouri

Are you a passionate climate leader?