Staff

Angie Hacker

Statewide Best Practices Coordinator | CCEC

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. Contact Angie at ahacker@lgc.org.

Ryan Bodanyi

CCEC Senior Project Manager | Local Government Commission

Ryan is a Senior Project Manager with LGC’s Climate & Energy team, where his work supports mitigation, adaptation, and resiliency efforts. He holds a Ph.D. and MS degrees from the University of Washington, where his research explored what cities and counties in the US are doing to mitigate their greenhouse gas emissions, and how those efforts influence local finance. Most recently he worked with the Center for Sustainable Energy, helping to oversee program evaluation and analysis across five statewide rebate programs for electric vehicles.

When Ryan isn’t trying to save the world – how’s he doing so far? – he enjoys the company of his houseplants, to which he coos and awws unselfconsciously, and with wild abandon. Cats, too, come in for their share of attention; they respond when you pet them, which plants have never been good at. He loves a good beer, a good bike ride, and a good conversation, not necessarily in that order. Contact Ryan at rbodanyi@lgc.org.

Kelsey Wolf-Cloud

Climate & Energy Project Associate | Local Government Commission

Kelsey Wolf-Cloud started working at the Local Government Commission in 2009 as a Project Assistant. She currently serves as a Project Associate on the Climate and Energy team. She graduated from CSU Chico in 2010 with a BA in Latin American Studies. Kelsey works remotely from her home in southern Chile. Contact Kelsey at kwolfcloud@lgc.org.

Gabriela Yamhure

Climate & Energy Project Coordinator | Local Government Commission

Gabriela Yamhure is a Project Coordinator for LGC’s Climate & Energy team. She graduated from Griffith University (Australia) with a BS in Marine Ecology, and completed her MS at the University of San Diego in Environmental and Ocean Sciences. Being born and raised in Colombia, Gabriela is extremely passionate about climate and environmental justice. When she is not working, she enjoys reading, rock climbing and surfing. On a day off, you will find her doing a backpacking trip or a long hike. Contact Gabriela at gyamhure@lgc.org.

John Vandervort

Climate & Energy Project Assistant | Local Government Commission
John is currently working as a Project Assistant to the Climate Change and Energy Team at LGC. John grew up in Ukiah, California and has lived in Northern California his entire life. He received a BA in Politics with a concentration in Global and International Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz in the Fall of 2020. In the future he plans to continue his education and study Environmental Law. In his spare time John enjoys hiking, camping, and cooking for friends. Contact John at jvandervort@lgc.org.
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