Vermont Climate Council

Pursuant to Act 153 of 2020 (Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA))


Meetings are held via Microsoft Teams and recorded. Public members are asked to follow proper etiquette when using Microsoft Teams.

Supporting Documents

Contact Information


Phone: (802) 828-3322

Vermont Climate Council Members

Council Member Biographies

Director of Global Warming Solutions Act:

  • Jane Lazorchak, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources 

Cabinet Members:

  • ​Susanne Young, Chair, Agency of Administration, Secretary
  • Julie Moore, Agency of Natural Resources, Secretary
  • Anson Tebbetts, Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets, Secretary
  • Lindsay Kurrle, Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Secretary
  • Sean Brown, Agency of Human Services, Commissioner of Department of Children for Families, designee
  • Joe Flynn, Agency of Transportation, Secretary
  • Erica Bornemann, Department of Public Safety, Director of Vermont Emergency Management, designee
  • June Tierney, Department of Public Service, Commissioner

​Members Appointed by the Senate Committee on Committees

  • Abbie Corse, The Corse Farm Dairy, member to represent the farm and forest sector
  • Chad Farrell​, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Encore Renewable Energy, member to represent the clean energy sector
  • Jared Duval, Executive Director or Energy Action Network, member to represent energy and data analysis
  • Kelly Klein​, Founder and CEO of Groennfell Meadery and Havoc Mead, member to represent the small business community
  • Lauren Oates, The Nature Conservancy, member to represent the resilience and disaster response
  • Sophia Clark, Hyde Park, member to represent Vermont youth
  • Sue Minter, Executive Director of Capstone Community Action, member to represent the Vermont Community Action Partnership

Members Appointed by the House of Representatives

  • Adam Knudsen, Dynapower, member to represent Vermont manufacturers
  • Brian Gray, member to represent the fuel sector
  • Catherine Dimitruk, Northwest Regional Planning Commission, member to represent rural communities
  • Chris Campany, Windham Regional Commission, member to represent the municipal governments
  • Johanna Miller, Vermont Natural Resources Council, member to represent a statewide environmental organization
  • Dr. Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, Vermont State Climatologist, UVM Professor of Climate and Climate Change​, member with expertise in climate change science
  • Liz Miller, Green Mountain Power, member to represent distribution utilities
  • Richard Cowart, Regulatory Assistance Project, member with expertise and professional experience in the design and implementation of programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions