Ayn Craciun

Ayn Craciun is the Orange County Policy Director with Climate Action Campaign, a nonprofit climate policy watchdog working to end the climate crisis through equitable, effective policy action. Ayn helped build a coalition of support to create the Irvine-led Orange County Power Authority, OC’s first Community Choice Energy program. She also led a successful campaign to stop a dangerous methane gas/hydrogen blending project at UC Irvine and a campaign to win adoption of a gas-free buildings ordinance for the city of Irvine. She also helped win a Clean TECH California grant to cultivate understanding of utility allowances as an obstacle to decarbonization of subsidized housing in SoCalGas territory. In 2023, Ayn co-authored the first Climate Action Plan report card for Orange County cities, and was named one of the most influential people in Orange County by the Orange County Register.Ayn is currently a candidate for Irvine City Council, district 4. She chairs the City of Irvine Sustainability Commission and has a long track record of working toward changes that protect communities, including the 2016 adoption of Irvine’s historic non-toxic landscaping policy, a pilot school bus program for the City of Irvine and Irvine Unified School District and more.

Last Updated:
June 29, 2024


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