Clean Air Annual Meeting Thursday January 31st!

Join us at our Annual meeting to celebrate and prepare for another year of organizing! Our membership and partners will come together from across the region to learn from each other, share success and challenges, and vision for 2019!

Clean Air Annual Meeting Thursday, January 31st 2019 5-7pm. 

Refreshments served at 5pm. Meeting starts at 5:30pm.

United Way of Erie County Conference Room 102

742 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY


Our meeting is open to anyone who wishes to attend, however, only Clean Air members are able to vote on this year’s board of directors (See the slate below). If you are a member and have not received your ballot in the mail, please contact Rebecca at If you wish to become a member today, you can do so online here.


2019 Board Slate

Board members are elected annually. All board members serve 3 year terms. Board members fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • To provide guidance and assistance in implementing the strategic goals and objectives of the organization
  • To fundraise and build organizational capacity
  • To evaluate the Executive Director
  • To be active on at least one board and attend organizational events and membership meetings as able

New Board Candidates (the following board candidates are up for their first three year term)

George Boger is the Field Coordinator for the Western New York Area Labor Federation, ALF-CIO. George works to improve the lives of and increase the power for working families, bring fairness and dignity to the workplace and secure social equity. Economic justice and organizing is central to George’s purpose in life. His analysis is that in order to win any real long lasting change, it will take Labor’s commitment to the community, and community’s commitment to Labor.

Returning Board Candidates (the following board candidates are up for a second three year term)

Emily Terrana is a proud Buffalonian, mother of two and longtime community organizer and educator. She currently works as PUSH Buffalo’s Movement Education Specialist and has trained on how to build a movement for a Just Transition around the country and internationally.  She has served on the board of Clean Air Coalition of WNY since 2016 and is eager to continue the work with all of you!   Emily holds a degree in Women and Gender Studies from Buffalo State College and has had some of her writing published in Selves, Symbols, and Sexualities: An Interactionist Anthology. Emily has a deep rooted passion for gender, climate and economic justice and believes that there cannot be liberation for any of us without liberation for all of us.

Jennifer Yuhnke Carman is a Buffalo native that became a Clean Air Coalition member in 2012 during the West Side Campaign and was actively involved in the Participatory Budgeting Buffalo campaign. She has served on the Board of Directors for the past three years, serving as the Secretary in 2017 and Co-President in 2018. Jennifer has worked at the affordable housing agency Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. for the past eight years. It became apparent that Heart of the City’s mission to create healthy, quality, affordable housing would go to waste if the fight for social justice, equity, and public health was not also given priority in the Buffalo communities she lives and works in. Jennifer is excited for the opportunity to continue working with the members, staff, and Board of Clean Air as we continue to fight and win.

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