Leaders in the Race

These leaders are committing to bold targets and immediate action to put their communities on the path to climate neutrality

ICLEI USA members in ICLEI150 and the Race to Zero

Mayor Melvin Carter

Saint Paul, Minnesota

“The City of Saint Paul stands with communities across our nation as part of Cities Race to Zero”

Commissioner Anna Hansen

Santa Fe County, New Mexico

“Santa Fe County is dedicated to achieving climate neutrality and protecting our stunning landscape.”

Ravi Bhalla

Hoboken, New Jersey

“I’m proud to say that the City of Hoboken is a proud participant in the Race to Zero”

Mayor Sam Liccardo

San José, California

“In partnership with cities throughout the world, we can create a more sustainable planet, particularly for our most vulnerable communities.”

Mayor Melanie Piana

Ferndale, Michigan

“Ferndale is committed to doing our part as a small city to impact the global effort to address climate change.”

President of Council Linda Slocum

Oberlin, Ohio

“Oberlin remains committed to reaching our goals related to greenhouse gas emissions.”

Mayor Joy Cooper

Hallandale Beach, Florida

We are taking climate change seriously by joining the Cities Race to Zero… The climate crisis requires bold action now.”

Mayor Steven Fulop

Jersey City, New Jersey

“I’m proud to be a part of this global call to action to promote a healthier, cleaner, and more resilient environment now and for future generations to come.”

Mayor Steven Grant

Boynton Beach, Florida

“Participating in Race to Zero will give our City the needed support to accelerate our commitment and provide an actionable roadmap toward a healthier and greener future for all our residents.”

Councilmember Kelly T. King

Maui County, Hawaii

“The Race to Zero is a sprint, not a marathon. The current U.S. President has stated his concern and support for climate action. Globally, we all need to act, and we need to act now, with determination, intelligence and compassion.”

Mayor Sam Weaver

Boulder, Colorado

“Cities are where integrated solutions, backed up by ambitious policy and urban planning, will be critical in creating the systemic change needed to create more sustainable, equitable and prosperous world”

Mayor Ron Nirenberg

San Antonio, Texas

“The Race to Zero initiative will be instrumental for accelerating the strategies detailed in San Antonio’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050”.

Mayor Buddy Dyer

Orlando, Florida

“The impact of COVID-19 further emphasizes the immediate need to address challenges like energy burden, food insecurity, digital divide, and affordable housing. Joining the Cities Race to Zero campaign will further our commitments in these areas.”

Mayor Daniella Levine Cava

Miami-Dade County, Florida

“No one goverenment or community group can accomplish this alone. We’re in a race requiring determination and unprecedented teamwork as we hand the baton off to each other.”

Mayor Casillas Salas

Chula Vista, California

“Climate change is already impacting our community, but by achieving our Race to Zero goals, we can minimize its impact and set an example for how to work together to address climate change globally.”

Commissioner Sue Shink

Washtenaw County, Michigan

“Our community depends on a stable climate for our quality of life. Reaching carbon neutrality while advocating for broader systemic changes is what we can work on with the resources we have.”

Mayor Donna Meyers

Santa Cruz, California

“The Race to Zero is aligned with the City of Santa Cruz’s climate commitments providing support critical to identifying our community’s most equitable pathway to carbon neutrality.”

Mayor Justin Wilson

Alexandria, Virginia

“The City of Alexandria joins the global Cities Race to Zero campaign to demonstrate our commitment and leadership to support the global effort to drive climate action solutions.”

Councilmember Robert Werner

Concord, New Hampshire

“Joining communities across the globe to highlight climate ambition and support the transition to a clean energy economy is an opportunity to continue to drive local action.”

Mayor Rick Kriseman

St. Petersburg, Florida

County Executive Marc Erlich

Montgomery County, Maryland

Mayor Christopher Taylor

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Mayor Bill Peduto

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Mayor Lauren McLean

Boise, Idaho

Mayor Frank Cownie

Des Moines, Iowa

Commissioner Brigid Shea

Travis County, Texas

Mayor Nicola Armacost

Hastings-on-Hudson, New York

Mayor Barbara Halliday

Hayward, California

Mayor Jeni Arndt

Fort Collins, Colorado

Mayor Sue Himmelrich

Santa Monica, California

Lexington, Massachusetts