Welcome to CivForge.

CivForge helps local governments tackle climate change. We build tools to enable public servants to create robust and data-driven climate programs in their communities.

Our Story

After a collective two decades working in and with local governments, we grew frustrated with local government progress on climate change.

We realized that local government had more potential to achieve progress on climate than any other level of government, but that it was increasingly lacking the tools and resources it needed to govern well.

We set out to build CivForge, a company that provides beautifully crafted, powerful tools that public servants can use to build world-class climate action programs.

Our Values

Set high standards.

We set the highest standards for what citizens can expect from their government—and then we meet them.

Govern well.

We prioritize transparency, accessibility, and accountability in everything we take on.

Build to last.

Not only should our communities be resilient, but so should the governance systems we build for them.

Embody democracy.

We believe deeply in democracy, so we center equity and inclusivity so that everyone can take part.

100% Carbon Neutral

We've been 100% carbon neutral since our founding and mitigate all of our emissions via local forestry projects located exclusively in the United States.

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Meso

We built Meso, a planning, benchmarking, and implementation support platform that dramatically improves climate action outcomes.

Free Resources

We provide resources and tools to help local governments better tackle climate change-related problems.

Deployed Engineering

We deploy our team of climate engineers directly into communities to either integrate Meso with their existing climate plan or use Meso to develop a new one from scratch.

What We Do

Our primary focus at the moment is Meso, but we're always working on building tools to help advance equity concerns and a lack of funding in local climate action. Join our newsletter to stay up to date on our latest work.

The Founding Team

Jamy Dinkins

Co-Founder

Jamy Dinkins has worked with local governments for over a decade as an attorney and environmental programs expert...

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Wes De Silvestro

Co-Founder

Wes is a software engineer and data scientist that is passionate about using technology to solve public-sector problems...

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