Climate Mitigation Plan

The City of Lake Stevens is developing its first Climate Mitigation Plan (CMP) as a framework and roadmap to manage current and future carbon emissions and potential climate change impacts in Lake Stevens. This plan will establish a suite of feasible strategies to help reduce Lake Steven’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, recognizing emissions targets and preparing residents for potential climate impacts. The CMP will also provide the technical climate change foundation for the city's upcoming Comprehensive Plan Update, which must be adopted by June 30, 2024.

The city received a grant in the amount of $80,000 from the Department of Commerce to assist with this planning effort. The city started its CMP process in January of 2023 and is required to complete the project by June 30, 2023 to comply with the grant contract.  A consultant team led by Cascadia Consulting Group (CCG) will work with the City of Lake Stevens to develop this plan.


Why does the city need a Climate Mitigation Plan?

  • To identify strategies & actions for meeting Lake Steven's climate and equity goals
  • To align with state greenhouse gas reduction goals
  • To incorporate climate policy into 2024 Comprehensive Plan update

Public Engagement Plan

A Public Engagement Plan has been developed to provide a strategic framework for communicating with and engaging partners and the public in the climate mitigation planning process.

  • The city has developed a Public Engagement Plan to ensure it hears from a diverse set of voices.
  • Community engagement will include a virtual public workshop, virtual focus-group interviews, and online surveys, as well as frequent check-ins with the Planning Commission and City Council.


Project Schedule

Public Workshop

Are you interested in helping guide Lake Stevens in meeting future carbon emission goals?

The community is invited to participate in a public workshop and help develop the City’s first Climate Mitigation Plan, on March 21, 5:30-7:00pm. Please RSVP here:

Workshop Agenda


Calling all Lake Stevens residents and workers! The City of Lake Stevens would like your participation in its Climate Mitigation Plan survey, to provide feedback on the Plan’s proposed strategies and actions to reduce potential climate change impacts within the city in the future. 

Please visit the Climate Mitigation Plan survey link to take the survey! Complete the survey before it closes on April 6th, at 11:59 pm. Your participation is greatly appreciated!

We want to hear from as many Lake Stevens residents as possible. The survey will be translated into Spanish, and those who prefer a paper survey can contact Melissa Place at

Documents (link will become live once document is finalized)

Public Engagement Plan

Climate mitigation and adaptation measures

Equity assessment report

Cost-benefit analysis of measures

Comprehensive plan amendments

Draft ordinance and proposed actions


For more information, please watch this page or email