Invitation to the Cutting Edge Communities Symposium

MP900433132Lynn Peterson, Transportation Policy Analyst for Governor Kitzhaber, has invited ELGL to the Cutting Edge Communities Symposium.

The Governor’s 10-Year Energy Plan has been released and challenges both public and private sectors to use local natural resources to provide energy for the future.  ELGL has been specifically invited to attend this opportunity to bring together representatives from local governments to exchange information and ideas on what Cutting Edge Communities throughout Oregon are doing to invest in energy-saving measures to lower costs for public projects.

Ms. Peterson has been has been a supporter of ELGL since the inception of our group, and we can all learn a lot from her professionalism, poise, and communications style.

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“Cutting Edge Communities Symposium”

Riverhouse Conference Center

Bend, Oregon

Tuesday, January 22

 

The Governor’s 10-Year Energy Plan has been released and challenges both public and private sectors to use local natural resources to provide energy for the future and new ways for energy conservation.

Margi Hoffmann, Energy Policy Analyst for the Governor and Lynn Peterson, Transportation Policy Analyst for the Governor invite you to come to Bend in January to learn more about shaping Oregon’s energy future.

The focus of this event will be to learn about ways the Governor plans to work with communities across Oregon on energy efficiency, renewable energy, infrastructure, and transportation projects.

This one-day event will is hosted by the Governor’s Office and bring together representatives from local governments across the state to exchange information and ideas on what Cutting Edge Communities throughout Oregon are already doing to invest in energy-saving measures to lower costs for projects ranging from public buildings to transportation infrastructure. It will also be an opportunity to meet with state, federal and private sector partners to learn about new opportunities to partner and finance projects.

This invitation is extended to you, for Tuesday, January 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Riverhouse Conference Center in Bend, Oregon.  A block of rooms have been reserved for Monday night, January 21.  Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP by Friday, January 11 to Julie Peacock at Julie.peacock@state.or.us

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“Cutting Edge Communities Symposium”

Riverhouse Conference Center

Bend, Oregon

Tuesday, January 22

 

8:30AM           Welcome and introduction

MC: Margi Hoffman

8:40AM           Kickoff Keynote:  Stimulating comments to summarize the goals of the energy plan and provide commitment to working with communities. Other announcements.

9:00AM           (45 min. for each panel; one 15 min. break after first panel)

Panel 1 – Examples of Oregon communities’ energy efficiency projects

Moderator: Tammy Baney

  • City of Lakeview
  • City of Beaverton
  • Sherman Co

Panel 2 – State agency director programs introduction

(2 min. each w/1-page handout on projects, followed by Q&A)

Moderator: Jon Ruiz

  • ODOE, Anthony Buckley
  • ODOT, Ashley Horvat
  • DLCD, Carrie Maclaren
  • Business Oregon, Ivo Trummer
  • Treasurer’s Office, Tom Reinhart

Panel 3 – Oregon private innovators: looking for public partnerships

Greg Wolf, moderator

  • Regional Solution Centers, Annette Liebe
  • Drive Oregon, Jeff Allen
  • Clean Energy Works, Derek Smith

Noon               Keynote introduction: Becky Johnson/delegate, OSU Cascades

Sustainability at OSU Cascades, energy engineering program, how that fits into workforce needs of 21st Century Oregon.

12:15pm          Keynote speaker: Eileen Quigley, Climate Solutions

Eileen could speak to their program, New Energy Cities, that works with small- to medium-sized Northwest communities to accelerate the transition to a clean, renewable, super-efficient energy system that integrates smart grid technology, green intelligent buildings, electric vehicles, and renewable power.

1-2:00pm         Technical Breakout Sessions

Purpose: connect local community staff to state program and private industry contacts on alternative fuel vehicles, building energy efficiency and financing opportunities.

  • Energy Efficiency Lead – Derek Smith
  • Transportation  Lead– Jeff Allen
  • Financing Lead–Aaron Berg

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