Local Energy Resources Network (LERN)

About the Network

The California Climate and Energy Collaborative (CCEC) hosts monthly Local Energy Resources Network (LERN) meetings every second Tuesday from 11am – 12pm to exchange knowledge, resources, input, and opportunities to help California local governments pursue their energy and climate goals.

California local governments and those who work with them on energy and climate goals are welcome to participate in these interactive, 1-hour meetings. Meetings will feature roundtable peer announcements, a review of timely assistance opportunities, featured speakers who will share information and solicit feedback on relevant funding and other assistance opportunities. Moderated by the Statewide Best Practices Coordinator, this event will also conclude with a 10 minute “ask the BPC” to submit requests for help identifying energy or climate information or support that can help you pursue your goals.

Note: You only need to complete the sign up form once

LERN Meeting 5, a Conversation with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

February 8, 2022 | 11:00am – 12:00pm

Every month, the Local Energy Resources Network (LERN) hosts virtual meetings to help local governments pursue their clean energy and climate goals. They’re a unique and interactive space for exchanging knowledge, resources, and timely opportunities.

This month, LERN is fortunate to be joined by Mary Collins and Fabiha Zaman with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. They will discuss the Community Economic Resilience Fund Program (CERF), its planning phase, and the implementation grants that follow. 

About Mary Collins:

Mary Collins

Program Manager, OPR

About Fabiha Zaman:

As the Senior Program Analyst, Fabiha Zaman supports interagency coordination, stakeholder engagement, and communications operations for the Just Transition Program. Fabiha previously held the Special Assistant role at SGC, where she worked closely with the Executive Director and was responsible for day-to-day administration of the office. Before working at SGC, Fabiha was an intern at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research where she helped consolidate best practices for climate adaptation in local California communities, led racial equity initiatives within the office, and conducted research on wildfire resiliency. Fabiha has a wide range of experience in State government, as she also interned in the California State Senate and California Department of Justice.

Fabiha Zaman

Senior Program Analyst, OPR

Past Meeting Resources

View the recordings, presentation slides, and additional materials from previous meetings.