Clean Energy Partnership Accepting Applications for 2019-2020 Energy Vision Advisory Committee (EVAC)

The Clean Energy Partnership is now accepting applications from the public to serve on the 2019-2020 Energy Vision Advisory Committee (EVAC). This committee plays a critical role in shaping the partnership’s work plan to help Minneapolis achieve clean energy goals, including reducing greenhouse gases, increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy, and making energy more affordable and reliable for everyone. EVAC members provide feedback on the partnership’s work plan and performance reports, and provide expertise or represent their Minneapolis communities.

A diverse committee is being sought that includes members from critical communities within the city. All applicants must either live or work in Minneapolis.  Viewpoints that could be reflected by committee members include:

·         Housing Affordability Affordability advocacy.

·         Business interests – small and large.

·         Clean energy.

·         Community organizations.

·         Economic development.

·         Energy efficiency.

·         Energy systems.

·         Environmental justice .

·         Green buildings.

·         Labor and industry.

·         Property management.

·         Renewable energy.

·         Rental housing.

·         Public buildings.

·         Students and academia.

The Clean Energy Partnership is a first-of-its-kind City-utility collaboration that includes the City of Minneapolis, Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy. The partnership is led by a joint City/utility board that reviews and approves work plans focused on helping the City achieve its energy goals. The board collects community feedback through the Energy Vision Advisory Committee to aid in its decision-making.

Please return completed applications by 10/31 at 4:00 PM to sustainability@minneapolismn.gov or mail to Minneapolis Sustainability, Room M 301, 350 S. 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382

2019-2020 EVAC Application

 

The Energy Vision Advisory Committee (EVAC) is charged by the Board with reviewing and providing feedback on the Clean Energy Partnership’s biennial work plan and measurement and performance reports; providing feedback on special initiatives as requested by the Board; and communicating to members’ respective constituencies about EVAC and Board decisions and activities.  The work of EVAC is critical to the success of the Clean Energy Partnership. EVAC members for 2017-2018 term are:

 

Member Ward Organization
Louis Alemayehu 3 Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs ( HECUA)
Timothy DenHerder-Thomas 9 Cooperative Energy Futures
Trevor Drake 7 Great Plains Institute
John Farrell 11 Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Abby Finis 9 CR Planning / Great Plains Institute
Matt Kazinka 9 Lake Street Council
Kevin Lewis N/A Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) of Greater Minneapolis
Patty O’Keefe 10 Sierra Club
Rebecca Olson 3 Neighborhood Energy Connection
Julia Silvis 7 Representing Minneapolis residents/property owners
Siri Simons 1 Minnesota Department of Transportation
Jamez Staples  5  Renewable Energy Partners
Shane Stennes  N/A  University of Minnesota
William Weber 9 Center for Sustainable Building Research

EVAC members serve two-year terms. A request for applications for 2019-2020 EVAC members will be posted in Fall 2018.