Chelmsford's Environmental Advocates
We are residents of Chelmsford, Massachusetts who share a commitment to climate legislation, advocacy and education in our community. We want to prevent the harmful effects of climate change and protect the planet.
Are you concerned about climate change?
Then join our team! Reach out to one of us if you have any questions, or feel free to just show up to one of the meetings you see in the Calendar section of our site.
CCAT - Our Team
Now retired, Tom worked as a tech writer, programmer and test engineer at Computervision and Sun Microsystems. Tom has four grandchildren, solar panels, EV and heat pumps. Tom is one of the founding members.
Bern is a physicist retired from MIT Lincoln Labs, and is also a member of Union of Concerned Scientists and the Sierra Club. An amateur astronomer, he was a volunteer teacher of astronomy in primary and middle school for over a decade. Bern is a founding member and also serves on the town's Clean Energy and Sustainability Committee.
Julianne Carney recently retired as Marketing Director for the federal division of Tutor Perini Corporation, one of the largest construction firms in the country. She is a long-time member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and has hiked and paddled throughout New England, and trekked in Bhutan, Northern India and the Dolomites
Before she retired, Kathy worked at the Chelmsford Library as Assistant Director of Programming and Community Services. When she's not saving the planet, she's having fun writing, painting, and, most of all, enjoying her granddaughters. Kathy is a founding member of CCAT. She is also a member of Elders Climate Action, Learning in Retirement Association (LIRA), and the Chelmsford Art Society.
Anne Richards grew up in a semi-rural part of northern NJ but has been a New Englander since 2001. She is a veterinarian at two local feline-only practices and is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Cornell University. She loves driving her EV and recently had solar panels installed at her home. In her free time, she enjoys converting her lawn areas to gardens with an emphasis on native plants, as well as walking, lifting weights, playing and watching hockey, and backcountry canoe camping.
Dave Drayton has dual degrees in Economics and International Studies from Brandeis University. He has worked as a professional fundraiser for Environment California, a Webmaster and Office Administrator for an environmental non-profit called Seacology, and currently works as a software engineer. He is a Chelmsford Town Meeting Rep for Precinct 5, and also serves on the town's Clean Energy and Sustainability committee.