Maria Stamas

Co-Director, Climate Equity, American Cities Climate Challenge

Maria Stamas advances equitable climate policy solutions at the intersection of economic development, public health, and affordable housing. She fosters strategic partnerships to support the integration of racial and social equity into local government climate work. Stamas also has experience supporting cities across the country in developing equitable building decarbonization solutions. She has previously led and supported advocacy, coalition work, and campaigns before the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission, and the California State Legislature, resulting in the allocation of $250 million for affordable housing upgrade programs. Stamas holds a bachelor's degree from Oberlin College, a master's in energy & resources and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and has a certificate in public interest leadership & management from Stanford University. She is based in Oakland, California and is vice-chair of California's Low-Income Oversight Board.


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