Energy and Climate Team

  • 12 p.m.
  • Second Friday of each month
  • City Council Chambers, 140 W Pine Street
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The Energy and Climate Team aids in the community-wide education and communication of energy efficiency opportunities that minimize greenhouse gas generation and to monitor and lead energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction initiatives. The Team also provides recommendations to the Missoula City Council Conservation Committee on topics such as:

  • Building efficiency strategies
  • Municipal government operations
  • Renewable energy
  • Recycling
  • Tracking energy use
  • Transportation
  • Up to seven members and up to two alternates
  • One-to-three-year terms as determined by City Council
Membership is comprised of members from each of the following sectors of city and county governments:

  • Builder's sector
  • Commercial / business sector
  • Conservation sector
  • Industry sector
  • Institution sector
  • Transportation sector
  • Up to two alternate members meeting the criteria of any of the other categories and serving in the absence or vacancy of any one regular board member
Appointment is by the City Council.
Members Start of Term End of Term
Robin Saha (Conservation Sector) Sep. 17, 2013 July 31, 2016
Ben Schmidt (City/County Government)         NA        NA
David Potchak (Builder's Sector) Jan. 12, 2015 July 31, 2017
Vacant (Transportation Sector) Aug. 1, 2014 July 31, 2017
Molly White (Industry Sector) Aug. 1, 2012 July 31, 2015
Brian Kerns (Institution Sector) Aug. 1, 2012 July 31, 2015
John Freer (Commercial/Business Sector) Aug. 1, 2012 July 31, 2015
Diana Maneta (Alternate 1) Jan. 12, 2015 July 31, 2017
Sara Rinfret (Alternate 2) Jan. 12, 2015 July 31, 2017
Missoula Greenhouse Gas / Energy Conservation Plan

City Council Committee
Conservation Committee

Other Resources
For more information contact the Department Liaison - Health Department - Ben Schmidt, Environmental Health Specialist.

Position vacancies are advertised in the media approximately one month in advance. When board members are to be reappointed, those positions are not advertised as vacant. Interested on serving on board? These are the vacant positions we are recruiting now.