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ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability Elects Fort Collins Mayor Jeni Arndt to Regional Executive Committee for North America

Released on Monday, March 4, 2024

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  • Sarah Kane, Executive Assistant to City Council, 970-416-2447, skane@fcgov.com

After an eight-month democratic election process, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) elected Fort Collins Mayor Jeni Arndt to serve on its Regional Executive Committee (RexCom) for North America.

A global network working with more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development, ICLEI’s member cities, towns and counties in the United States elected Arndt as one of three U.S. mayors to serve a three-year term. The committee will define ICLEI’s strategy for the North America Region. These U.S. mayors serve alongside two local leaders from Canada. The nine ICLEI RexComs across the globe collectively form the ICLEI Council, representing local governments striving for climate neutrality worldwide.

Read the full ICLEI Regional Executive Committee election announcement online.

Additionally, members of the RexCom appointed Arndt as the representative from North America on the ICLEI Global Executive Committee (GexCom). The GexCom represents ICLEI toward international institutions and has the authority make strategic decisions concerning the organization.

“As a committed leader for sustainability, I bring Colorado's pragmatism and a global perspective to my role on the Regional Executive Committee, as we help advance the vision of ICLEI member communities,” said Arndt. “And it is an honor and privilege to be chosen by my peers to represent the North American Region on the ICLEI Global Executive Committee.”

The Fort Collins community and its City Council have been leaders for local climate action for more than two decades by setting aggressive emission reduction targets and declaring a climate emergency to move towards Our Climate Future. Adopted in 2021, Our Climate Future is a framework for action for everyone in Fort Collins, with both vision and strategy to support a thriving sustainable future and a deep commitment to equity and community resilience.

Learn more about Our Climate Future online.