Who we are …

The Climate Action Alliance of the Valley (CAAV) consists of a steering committee of up to 15 individuals and an email list of over 400 addresses. We consider all those on the email list and everybody who “likes” our facebook page to be a member of CAAV.

We invite anyone interested to join one of our four standing committees or occasional ad hoc groups.

The steering committee (SC) currently consists of:

Joni's pic Joni Grady, CAAV SC Chair beginning 2017, former chair of the Education and Events (E&E) Committee, CAAV facebook page administrator, leader of efforts to Weatherize Harrisonburg
Les Les Grady, SC Chair from 2012 through 2014, member of the Speakers’ Bureau, compiles the weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup
Cathy (2) Cathy Strickler, CAAV Founder, Chair of the E&E Committee beginning 2017, former SC Chair, and former Chair of the L&E Committee
Rickie Rickie Wertz, founding member, Recording Secretary
Anne Anne Nielsen, founding member, former Chair of the E&E Committee, Chair of the Coalition Building Committee
Lynn Lynn Smith, founding member, member of the L&E and E&E Committees, organized What a Wonderful World, Earth Day 2017 celebration
Charlie (2) Charlie Strickler, founding member, member of the L&E Committee

Charlie participated in an 18 day fast in front of FERC Headquarters in September 2015.

Joy Loving Joy Loving, Solarize Harrisonburg and Massanutten Regional Solar Co-op local coordinator, available to speak on local solar initiatives, member of the L&E Committee
Carl Carl Droms, Treasurer
Alleyn.200 Alleyn Harned, member of the Coalition Building and L&E Committees
SallyNewkirk Sally Newkirk, member of the L&E Committee
rosie Rosie Lynch, a recent graduate of JMU (Class of 2016). As a student, she was a founding member and media coordinator for a fossil fuel divestment campaign, Divest JMU, and its parent organization, the Climate Justice Coalition. She wrote a couple of Letters to the Editor in JMU’s newspaper, the Breeze, (see A call to action, Feb. 9, 2017 and Administration doesn’t understand importance of Divest JMU, Oct. 14, 2015) and worked with local student-led radio (WXJM), the Daily News-Record, and TV station WHSV to publicize the campaign.
firetool Adrie Voors, CAAV website developer, member of the E&E and Coalition Building Committees, Coordinator of the Market Compost Drop-off Program