About

The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre was founded in 2009 as a collaborative initiative of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, Rural Municipalities of Alberta, and the Government of Alberta.

Our mission 

The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre delivers funding, technical assistance, and education to help Alberta municipalities, school authorities, and community related organizations advance actions that lower energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve climate resilience.

Participating in our award-winning programs makes sense. We have substantially grown our service offerings and opportunities for participants to save money and reduce their environmental impact. It’s a win-win.

Trina Innes, Executive Director

Our Impact

See the difference we’re making together in communities across the province.

Our Team

Our staff is a diverse and dedicated group of professionals with expertise in energy efficiency, renewable energy, environmental science, and sustainability. We pride ourselves on doing everything we can to make participating in our programs easier. Reach out today — we’re here for you every step of the way.

Trina Innes

Executive Director

Steven Ottoni

Director, Clean Energy Improvement Program

Carlee Beaver

Program Lead, Clean Energy Improvement Program

Brendan Gray

Project Coordinator, Clean Energy Improvement Program

Barend Dronkers

Program Lead, Energy and Business Intelligence

Marc Baxter

Program Lead, Renewables

Stephanie Ripley

Project Coordinator, Renewables

Calvin Lechelt

Program Lead, Energy Efficiency

Torrie Santucci

Project Coordinator, Energy Efficiency

Ronak Patel

Energy and Climate Change Advisor

Kara Orr

Marketing and Communications Lead

Hailey Gish

Outreach and Communications Coordinator

Amanda Bentley

Administrative Coordinator

Executive Committee

Gerald Rhodes

Executive Director, Rural Municipalities of Alberta (Chair)

Dan Rude

Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Urban Municipalities Association

Bev Yee

Deputy Minister, Alberta Environment and Parks

Paul Wynnyk

Deputy Minister, Alberta Municipal Affairs

Program Advisory Committee

Alex Mochid

Policy Analyst, Rural Municipalities of Alberta

Che-Wei Chung

Director, Advocacy and Policy, Alberta Urban Municipalities Association

Monica Micek

Senior Policy Advisor, Alberta Environment and Parks

Jeff Paruk

Director, Corporate Strategic Policy, Alberta Municipal Affairs

Our Partners

Small actions add up to make a big difference.

Apply for funding and start making a difference in your community today.