Clean and Renewable Energy Plan Citizen Advisory Board

MEMBERS:  10 members

  • ten members appointed by the Mayor

TERM: 18 months- with possible extension 

AUTHORIZING LEGISLATION: Resolution of the Mayor and Commission adopted May 21st, 2019.  


  • Regular meetings: Third Wednesday of the month at 2:00 PM
  • Virtual Webex Meeting
  • Special meetings: Educational and Open Discussions to be determined upon request from Citizen Advisory Board
  • Meeting minutes & agendas


The Clean and Renewable Energy Plan Citizen Advisory Board (CAB) shall be responsible for advising and guiding the development and implementation for the Clean and Renewable Energy Plan. This plan, which will be worked on by Southface Institute, Greenlink Analytics, and ACCGov, shall create the pathway in which Athens can divest from fossil fuels, promote a healthier community, and promote economic growth through sustainable methods. Such plan shall also include guidelines for the implementation of the plan.

MEMBERSPrimary Contact
100% AthensMichael Songster, Nnenne Onyioha-Clayton
NEGA Business AllianceShane Blackwell
Athens Land TrustDr. Tawana Mattox
Athens Housing AuthorityRick Parker
East Athens Development CorporationFred Smith
Action Inc.Lisa Gautreaux
Athens TechDr. Alvie Coes
Athens Area Homebuilders AssociationJohn Newland
W&A EngineeringAmy Kissane
Athens USGBCDr. Tom Lawrence


CONTACT:  Mike Wharton:, Margaret Songster: