Staff

Angie Hacker

Best Practices Coordinator

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.

Sarina Soor

CCEC Project Manager

Sarina is a Project Manager for the Local Government Commission’s Climate & Energy team. The projects and programs she manages are the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition (LGSEC), California Climate & Energy Collaborative (CCEC), and CEC Empower Procurement. She graduated from UC Davis in 2018 with a BA in Economics specializing in Poverty and Inequality, and completed a minor in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning. Sarina came to LGC as an LGSEC Intern and worked on the Member Spotlights page on the LGSEC website. While Sarina is not working, she loves snuggling with her cats, gardening, practicing yoga, and listening to music. Contact Sarina at ssoor@lgc.org.

Kelsey Wolf-Cloud

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

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

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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