Kate Wright

Kate Wright has been with CivicWell, formerly the Local Government Commission, since 2006 and has served as the Chief Executive Officer since 2013. CivicWell is a nationally recognized nonprofit connecting local elected officials, staff, and leaders implementing innovative solutions and advancing smart-growth policies.

She has helped launch many of CivicWell’s pioneering programs including the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative, the California Adaptation Forum, CivicSpark, a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address climate change in California, and the Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation to name a few. She is recognized in California and nationally for her expertise in climate mitigation and adaptation strategies.