Aimee Davenport Appointed to Mayor's Task Force on Climate Action for Columbia, Mo.

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Stinson Leonard Street congratulates partner Aimee Davenport on her appointment to the Mayor's Task Force on Climate Action and Adaptation Planning for the city of Columbia, Mo. The group will work with city staff and consultants to develop the city's Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. The task force with engage the community while developing the plan and will propose the plan's goals and implementation strategy to City Council once complete.

In 2017 the city adopted a resolution to take action to reduce climate pollution and to participate in the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy.

Columbia is among the leaders in energy conservation programs and renewable energy procurement and production in both Missouri and the region. The city has developed several successful programs for demand-side management, renewable energy and data disclosure to help the city achieve its goals of reducing carbon emissions.

In 2017, renewable energy sources provided 15. 7 percent of the city's electricity boosted in part by a contract the city approved with NextEra Energy resources to provide wind energy. The city has plans to increase renewable energy through the purchase of solar energy from Truman Solar, LLC. Percentages of electricity generated or purchased from renewable energy sources are projected to reach 25 percent by 2023 and 30 percent by 2029.

Davenport is an energy and environmental partner and practices in the firm's Jefferson City, Mo. office. She works with her local government and business clients to develop comprehensive strategies to manage new requirements and to resolve issues with governmental agencies and interested parties. Before entering private practice she served as deputy general counsel to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

"I am honored to be a part of this task force and this important effort for the future health of Columbia," said Davenport. "We have been fortunate that the City has already achieved great results in in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, but we have a long way to go. I am looking forward to working with this group of experienced and committed people on one of the most important issues not only for Columbia, but our planet."

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