Meet the Cool Davis Foundation Board of Directors! The role of the board is to support and promote the mission of Cool Davis in the community. Cool Davis also benefits from the advice and guidance of a Council of Advisors.
Our current board members are
- Dick and Carol Bourne
- Kerry Daane Loux
- Bill Heinicke, President
- Lynne King, Treasurer
- Michael McCormick
- Ann Savageau
The board meets monthly and may be made up of as many as 15 members who have rotating 3-year terms.
The Cool Davis Coalition is a network of organizations and individuals including more than 80 partners joined together to support the Cool Davis mission.
Under the Coalition umbrella, members:
- Help and mentor between organizations to achieve lower carbon footprints themselves,
- Create a place for creative community dialogue and social/political action,
- Provide community forums, collaborative projects, and fun educational events about climate change, action and adaptation, and
- Host the yearly Cool Davis Festival.
- For more information about Cool Davis, email email@example.com or fill in the Contact Us form below.
- For web-related inquiries or suggestions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To submit a story idea or information about happenings in our community relevant to the Cool Davis mission, email email@example.com.
- To make a donation to Cool Davis, go to our Donations page.
- Want to get on our newsletter mailing list to get updates delivered to your mailbox about cool activities?
- Want to become a partner or join our partner coalition?
In addition to ongoing leadership from our Board of Directors, Cool Davis also benefits from the advice and guidance of a Council of Advisors. We welcome your interest in being an advisor.
Lisa A Baker
Lisa Baker is Chief Executive Officer of Yolo County Housing (a California Public Housing Authority) and Executive Director of New Hope Community Development Corporation (a 501 c 3 non-profit). While Lisa lives in “west west Davis,” aka Winters, she thinks of Davis as part of her community – not just because Yolo County Housing serves as Housing Authority for Davis, but also because it is the home of her Alma Mater, UC Davis.
Cool Davis was formally launched in October 2010, but its roots had already taken hold nearly five years earlier.
In response to growing awareness of the climate crisis, in 2005, then Mayor Ruth Uy Asmundson, on behalf of the City of Davis signed the U.S. Mayors Agreement on Climate Control in support of the Kyoto Protocols, pledging the City to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
City staff soon began working and researching ways to implement the pledge. When the city staff did a greenhouse gas inventory and found that over 75 percent of Davis emissions were generated by the daily activities of its residents, it was clear that the only way that Davis would reach its targets would be with the help of all its citizens. Read more
Cool Davis works thanks to the extraordinary efforts and commitment of so many individuals and organizations in our community. We could always use more support, so please consider volunteering your time.
Cool Davis Foundation Board The Cool Davis Foundation Board of Directors meets monthly as a group and drives four active committees: governance, operations, programs, and community relations and fundraising.
Cool Davis is an active network of residents, community organizations, businesses and community institutions committed to implementing the City of Davis’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan.
Our mission is to inspire our community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to a changing climate, and improve the quality of life for all.
We engage in our mission with a philosophy of fun! Climate change is serious but in order to make change we must engage all of the community and all of our creativity in the process. Cool Davis actively incorporates organizations and activities around good food, laughter, music, art, poetry, dance, visual arts, and film.