Members on Membership
"ICLEI has been an invaluable partner in our mission to become a national leader in protecting the global climate through local action. For more than 15 years, ICLEI has assisted the city in developing sustainable solutions that have saved taxpayer dollars and make Saint Paul a leader in energy efficiency."
- Mayor Chris Coleman of Saint Paul, MN
"I was happy to invite US mayors to join me in signing ICLEI's Mayors Statement on Global Warming in 2003. In 2005 ICLEI and Seattle Mayor Nickels invited me to once again to sign the invitation to sign the Mayors Climate Protection Agreement. This diligence has made climate protection a city hall priority around the country."
- Mayor R.T. Rybak of Minneapolis, MN
"When we founded ICLEI in 1990, it was a lone voice in the wilderness. Now, thanks to many dedicated individuals, ICLEI is positioned as a major player helping to enable an enlightened global movement towards climate repair and sustainability."
- County Clerk Harvey Ruvin Miami-Dade County (ICLEI Board of Directors)
"I have found ICLEI to be an essential and generous partner in Eugene's many initiatives to address climate change. With their expertise we have completed our emissions inventory. Membership has also benefitted us through fostering regional, national and international networks, providing access to a ready-made pool of "experts" and supporting us in the fulfillilng our goal to become a model for other cities. Their assistance is worth many times the membership fees. "
- Mayor Kitty Piercy of Eugene, OR
"We are pleased to reach our fifth milestone toward emission reductions this year! ICLEI coached us through the process of measuring our emissions and this has helped us put sustainability into action. Our crowning achievement this year is that City operations will have emissions below 1990 levels. Now that we have proven we can do it, we can go out to our community with confidence to ask them to do the same."
- Former Mayor Mark Foutch of Olympia, WA
"For two days in November, more than a hundred leaders gathered in Seattle for the US Conference of Mayors climate protection summit. We closed the event inspired, energized, and ready to take action. Groups such as ICLEI have laid the foundation for local solutions to global problems, and we look forward to further achievements as momentum builds from Washington State all the way to Washington, DC."
- Mayor Greg Nickels of Seattle, WA
“Fayetteville's partnership with ICLEI was key to our many successes in 2007. We gained considerable momentum in the community by hosting ICLEI's National Workshop this summer and then followed up with the National Conversation on Climate Action in October. We continue to use the CACP software to help track emissions and are making use of the almost constant flow of information between member cities to choose best practices. And in 2008, we look forward to benefiting from ICLEIs partnership with the Clinton Climate Initiative and subsequent expansion of the C40 program as well as the New Star Community Index.”
- Former Mayor Dan Coody of Fayetteville, AR
“ICLEI's five-milestone process makes sense and yields results. That's what sold the Walnut Creek City Council on ICLEI. ICLEI staff is knowledgeable, accessible and invaluable in organizing our coordinated local effort. ICLEI provides training and technical assistance to city staff, identifies best practices and meets with regional air quality, utility, solid waste and transportation agencies to generate baseline emissions inventories that are both useful and defendable. Thank you ICLEI!
- Former Mayor Susan Rainey of Walnut Creek, CA
"ICLEI has both depth and breadth of expertise in climate action and sustainability. Its network of local and regional governments is extraordinary, and to each of those governments ICLEI advisors provide tailored, easy-to-understand and effective advice on how to take action against climate change. King County's collaboration with ICLEI continues to be very fruitful."
- Former Executive Ron Sims of King County, WA
“ICLEI has been a great partner in bringing more Alaska mayors to the table to cut climate emissions. ICLEI has helped Anchorage move forward on several projects that are cutting emissions and saving taxpayers money. This will make our operations and our economy more efficient.”
- Former Mayor Mark Begich of Anchorage, AK
"The City's work with ICLEI has focused on developing an accurate emissions inventory and developing a quantifiable emissions reduction plan. From day one, ICLEI has been integral in supporting the City to act upon opportunities to save energy, save money, and reduce emissions in its internal operations as well as in the larger community as a whole, putting Houston on the map for becoming the energy efficiency capital of the world, and a model environmental city."
- Mayor Bill White of Houston, TX
“ICLEI membership has been invaluable for New York, as its expert technical assistance was instrumental in helping us to complete our first-ever greenhouse gas inventory last year, setting the benchmark from which our 30 percent greenhouse gas emissions reduction target is based.”
- Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York, NY
ICLEI members who would like to share their experiences with the organization are invited to contact us to provide a testimonial.