Task Force

The Village’s Climate Smart Communities Task Force is comprised of a group of diverse stakeholders including village residents, board members, and Homer students – all united by a common goal of making our community more sustainable. The task force originated when Homer students approached the village board about helping facilitate the Climate Smart process. The board responded by asking if those youth would take leadership of Homer’s task force. They agreed, and a unique partnership between the community, government, and young people resulted

Coordinator: Shenequa Perry

Shenequa schedules¬†meetings, keeps minutes, organizes tasks for Task Force members, and submits documents so the Village can become a certified Climate Smart Community. She is a graduate of Homer Senior High School and is currently working on getting her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Biology from SUNY ESF. She spends her extra time working with wolves at a local sanctuary and making her school and community more sustainable.

Contact Shenequa at: shenequayperry@gmail.com

Assistant Coordinator: Andrew Fagerheim

Andrew helps Shenequa run meetings, submit documents, and updates the Climate Smart portion of the village’s website. He is a senior at Homer Senior High School and the President of the Homer Environmental Club. He has presented at multiple youth climate summits across New York State, been published in the Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly, and led the installation of a solar charging station at the high school. Andrew is committed to Columbia University to study Electrical Engineering.

Contact Andrew at: andfagerheim@outlook.com