January 28th, 2022
10:00am -12:00pm CT | 11:00am – 1:00pm ET

Join us for the official launch of the Midwest Climate Collaborative (MCC) on January 28th. The Summit will feature remarks from White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, and Aimee Witteman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs with the U.S. Department of Energy. A cross-sector panel of MCC founding members will follow those remarks. The Summit will also include highlights of climate leadership across the Midwest, an overview of initial MCC projects, introduction of the MCC Director, and additional background for organizations interested in getting involved.

Gina McCarthy

White House National Climate Advisor

Aimee Witteman

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of Energy (DOE)


Quinton Lucas

Mayor, Kansas City, Missouri

Bernadette Woods Placky

Chief Meteorologist, Climate Central
Director, Climate Matters

Jennifer Haverkamp

Director, University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute


  • Keynote Speakers Gina McCarthy and Aimee Witteman
  • Cross-sector panel of Midwest Climate Collaborative founding member organizations
  • Highlights of climate leadership in the Midwest

Presenting Sponsors

Washington University in St. Louis

Millipore Sigma