Climate Smart Communities Task Force

Based on the New York State Governor’s executive order No. 202.1: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency, the Town of New Paltz will be closing in-person access to meetings and authorizing that meetings be held remotely by conference call or similar service until further notice. Persons wishing to provide public comment can email their local officials through the links on the Town website.

The Climate Smart Communities Task Force is a working group for the Town’s Climate Smart Community certification. Volunteers are always needed! 

Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm in the small conference room at the Community Center. During the COVID-19 crisis, we are meeting via Zoom; to join please contact Janelle Peotter at or call 920-883-1788.

New Paltz Climate Smart Website

Climate Smart on Facebook

Town of New Paltz Local Government Operations Greenhouse Gas Inventory


Task Force Members

Name Title
Janelle Peotter Climate Smart Coordinator
Amanda Gotto Project Manager
Lynn Cherry Task Force Member
Liz Elkin Task Force Member
Orelle Feher Task Force Member
Hope Nitza Task Force Member
Jim O'Dowd Task Force Member
Wendy Rudder Task Force Member
Mark Varian Task Force Member