Another SEEC forum is in the books and the SEEC program as we’ve known it is sunsetting after a decade of success. Join us to celebrate all we’ve learned together and help us think into a promising new chapter for CA local government energy efficiency collaboration. This event will feature updates from each SEEC NGO, new tools to help you access useful information, and a listening session where you can help drive what we do next.
Moderator: Angie Hacker | Statewide Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator | Local Government Commission
Angie Hacker has nearly 20 years of public, private and non-profit experience serving communities in the areas of sustainability, energy, and climate change, primarily in California. Prior to becoming CEO and Principal Consultant of Prosper Sustainably, she served as Energy and Sustainability Division Chief for the County of Santa Barbara. In that role, she oversaw local, state, federal, and IOU-funded energy and climate initiatives and participated in state regulatory efforts. Her areas of expertise include designing innovative local/regional solutions, communicating a strategic vision, pursuing policy and regulatory opportunities, obtaining resources, building local capacity, leveraging cross-sector partnerships, and engaging stakeholders. She enjoys managing complex projects and datasets to achieve results within multi-agency, political and bureaucratic environments. She earned a Master of Public Administration from New York University.
Julia Kim| Climate & Energy Program Director | Local Government Commission
Julia joined the Local Government Commission (LGC) in March of 2015 and serves as the Director of Climate and Energy Programs. She helps to create livable, resilient communities by partnering with public agencies, community leaders, and key stakeholders throughout California on place-based climate resilience initiatives while supporting the advancement of the climate change field at-large. She focuses on the opportunities that climate change presents to redesign existing systems and processes while collaborating with diverse partners to implement equitable, innovative, and comprehensive climate solutions.
Julia is also a board member of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) and the Sierra Nevada Alliance (SNA). She serves as a community advisory committee member for UCLA’s Climate Change Heat Impacts & Protective Policies Project and as a steering committee member for the 2019 California Climate Action Planning Conference. Julia earned a B.A. in political science and philosophy, and an M.P.P. in environmental policy and international security/economic policy, both from the University of Maryland
Nicole Enright | Associate Program Manager | Institute for Local Government
Nicole is an associate program manager at ILG, dedicated to identifying and scaling-up local solutions to meet the challenges of climate and sustainability through targeted-on-the-ground technical assistance, expanding partnerships and peer learning. Previously, Nicole served as a Program Officer at the Institute for Sustainable Communities and a Sustainability Aide for the City of Flagstaff’s Sustainability Program where she developed and implemented clean energy, community resilience and sustainability programming.
Nicole holds a Masters in Environmental Policy and Management and a Graduate Certificate in Energy and Sustainability from the University of Denver and a Bachelors in Environmental Studies from Northern Arizona University.
Calyn Hart | SEEC Program Officer | ICLEI USA
Calyn Hart joined ICLEI USA in 2018 as a Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) Program Associate and currently serves as a Program Officer. Calyn provides technical assistance to local governments on GHG inventorying and climate action planning using the ClearPath tool. In addition to running training cohorts, Calyn also works to develop energy efficiency resources and incorporate climate equity throughout California. Calyn received her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Business and Biology in 2017 from the University of Redlands in Southern California. After graduating, Calyn went to work in the environmental field through the CivicSpark Fellowship program aiding the City of Santa Clara. During her CivicSpark Fellowship, Calyn updated the City’s Local Government Operations and Community greenhouse gas inventories, produced the City’s Climate Action Plan Annual Report, provided the framework for a Transportation Demand Management Plan and as well as the Climate Action Plan Update. After completing the CivicSpark Fellowship, Calyn continued on with the City of Santa Clara working on many climate and sustainability initiatives including the City’s Pilot Residential Food Scraps Recycling Program, the County Green Business Certification Program, and community outreach regarding the proper disposal of waste.
Jennifer Berg | Energy Programs Manager | Association of Bay Area Governments
Jenny Berg graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her JD from the Catholic University in Washington, DC. and an Executive MBA Certificate in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School. After a successful legal career focusing on toxic tort litigation, she followed her passion and concern for the environment. Jenny has been the Manager of the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) since its inception in January 2013, and is an Assistant Director with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Energy Programs Manager.
Jenny is Co-Chair of the California Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee (CAEECC). Jenny strongly believes that regional strategy and implementation is key to addressing critical issues such as climate change, transportation, and air quality. Second only to her two teenage children, Jenny’s greatest source of pride is the success of the BayREN programs and the great group of local government BayREN members.