Energy Use & Climate Change Commission

Mission Statement

The Hamden Energy Use and Climate Change Commission was formed for two reasons:

  1. To help our town reduce its energy footprint in the interest of reducing its impact on Global Warming
  2. To assist the town in making wise investments regarding energy use and efficiency in the interest of saving the town money

To accomplish these twin goals, the Commission will, among other things, look for areas of inefficiency within the town and make recommendations for improving overall efficiency of the town’s buildings, fleet, etc., investigate and promote alternative power generation technologies, and encourage residents to take a proactive stance on energy use to improve our town, both environmentally and financially.

Meetings & Calendar

Energy Use & Climate Change Commission meetings occur at 7PM on the second Monday of every month. *Meetings may be held virtually on Zoom. Check agenda for more information.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Town Charter Rules Regarding Boards & Commissions:

The following is per our Town’s Charter:

  • Minority Party Representation: The political affiliation of the members of all appointed Boards or Commissions or panel of alternates shall reflect the requirements of the General Statutes with respect to minority party representation.
  • Geographical Areas of the Town: Best efforts shall be made to avoid the appointment of more than 1 member from the same Legislative Council District; however, under no circumstance shall more than 2 members be appointed from the same Legislative Council District.
  • Youth Representation: There shall be 2 non-voting positions on each Board and Commission for youths in the Town, ages 15 through 18, regardless of their status in a public or private high school, and they shall be residents of the Town.
  • Dual Appointment: No person may serve as an appointed member of more than one Board or Commission at the same time, with the exception of a Charter Revision Commission, other Boards or Commissions of finite duration, or appointment as a representative of the Town on regional entities.
  • Limitations of Service: On and after December 1st, 2023:
    • No person shall be appointed to a term on any Board or Commission if, at the time of the commencement of such new term, such person shall have served 12 consecutive years on such Board or Commission or, if during the subsequent term, said appointment would result in service in excess of said limitation of service. 
    • This limitation of service shall be applied to members of Boards and Commissions serving at the effective date of this provision. 
    • The time served by a person filling a partial term shall be counted toward the limitation of service. 
    • Any person whose term ends due to this provision may be reappointed to such Board or Commission after a lapse of 1 year. 

Members of the Energy Use & Climate Change Commission

This commission consists of 9 members. No more than 6 members may be from the same political party.

Brendan Smith (Chair)7/31/2025D5
Hansel Hartman7/31/2025L2
Henry P. Dynia7/31/2024D1
David Cooper7/31/2024D8
Martin Mador7/31/2024D4
Alison M. DeMaio7/31/2023U8
Susan Kulis7/31/2023U9
Timothy L. McKee7/31/2022G4

D - Democrat; R - Republican; U - Unaffiliated 

Youth Members


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Contact Information

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