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Jesse Elders (she/her), BACCC Manager

Jesse leads the Bay Area Climate Change Council. She is responsible for the overall management of the collective, including the development and execution of BACCC’s strategic plan, supervision of its staff team, and oversight of its budget and operations. Jesse holds a Honours Bachelor of Arts and a Doctor of Law Degree from the University of Toronto. Prior to working with BACCC, Jesse practiced law in the private sector, with leadership responsibilities as a partner of a boutique law firm. Outside of her work with BACCC, Jesse serves as a director of several local not-for-profit organizations.

(905) 575-1212 EXT 3538 | (365) 323-5985

Julia McLeod (she/her), BACCC Program Coordinator

Julia is responsible for overseeing BACCC’s communications, administration and project management work. Julia strongly believes that engaging the community and stakeholders on climate change action is necessary to achieve the region’s target of net zero carbon by 2050. Julia holds a Master of Environment and Business from University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Science from Western University. She has experience collaborating with local businesses and community events on sustainability initiatives and achieving GHG emissions reduction targets.

(905) 575-1212 EXT 3875


BACCC Chair,
Richard Koroscil 

Burlington Economic Development Corp,
Anita Cassidy

Amy Schnurr

Burlington Sustainable Development Advisory Committee

Burlington citizen,
Anna Pautler

Clean Air Hamilton,
Barry Duffey

Conservation Halton,
Martin Keller

Environment Hamilton,
Ian Borsuk

Hamilton Chamber of Commerce,
Katie Stiel

Hamilton Conservation Authority,
Fionnula Wade

Hamilton Health Sciences,
Victoria Brzozowski

Hamilton Industrial Environmental Association,
Geoffrey Knapper

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre,
Brenda Jacobs

Sustainability Leadership,
Christopher Warren

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