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AYN CRACIUN

OC POLICY ADVOCATE

Ayn Craciun is the Orange County Policy Manager with Climate Action Campaign, a leading nonprofit climate policy watchdog in the region. Ayn’s work focuses on advancing equity, facilitating adoption of zero carbon Climate Action & Adaptation Plans, Building Electrification policies, and Community Choice Energy.  

Before embarking on her path as an environmental advocate, Ayn had a successful career in corporate communications and PR.  In 2016, Ayn worked as a volunteer to help advocate for the City of Irvine’s historic organic landscaping policy.  

In 2018, she turned her focus to the climate crisis and helped build a coalition of support to create the Irvine-led Orange County Power Authority, which launched in December 2020.  In Feb. 2021, she joined Climate Action Campaign, helping draft and build support for the City of Irvine's ACHIEVES climate resolution, which made Irvine the first city in Southern California and the third in the state to commit to 2030 zero carbon goals in line with the most recent climate science.