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Allison Hamilton, Oregon Solar Highway Program Manager, Office of Innovative Partnerships, Oregon Department of Transportation
“I have never been in a workshop with better-prepared presenters or more focused participation, and I’ve been to several over my career. Your consultant team was dynamite. I left there thinking Hillsboro was really something – this isn’t just visioning, this is real groundwork for what manifests in the near future. It really felt like time very well spent. Way to go! You did a fantastic job.” -Allison Hamilton, Oregon Solar Highway Program Manager, Office of Innovative Partnerships Department of Transportation
Mark Barron, Town of Jackson Mayor, Wyoming
"Each of the members of the New Energy Cities team brings deep technical skill in their respective fields of expertise, which range from clean energy solutions (from energy efficiency to alternative energy to smart grid technologies) to local governments (both operations and politics) to financing models and economics to strategic communications.” - Mark Barron, Town of Jackson Mayor, Wyoming
Graeme Sackrison, Board Chair (Thurston Climate Action Team), Former Mayor and City Councilmember (Lacey, WA)
“ We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with Climate Solutions' NEC Team and look forward to our continued engagement with them as we chart our new energy future.” - Graeme Sackrison, Board Chair, Thurston Climate Action Team, Former Mayor and City Councilmember, Lacey, WA
Wes Hare, City Manager, Albany, Oregon
"We greatly appreciated the knowledge and expertise of the New Energy Cities team. The workshop was well-organized, effectively presented and successful in stimulating community interest.” - Wes Hare, City Manager, Albany, Oregon
Darrell Lumaco, City Councilmember City of Hillsboro
"Congratulations on putting on a very well organized, extremely educational meeting. The speakers were all excellent. I learned a great deal about the challenges ahead & some of the possible solutions available now & in the future. Thanks again for your hard work in putting this together.” - Darrell Lumaco, City Councilmember City of Hillsboro
Theresa Koppang, Solid Waste and Recycling Program Supervisor, Washington County Oregon
"Thank you so much for the outstanding workshop on energy. You did a fantastic job. The speakers were excellent and I learned a lot. I haven’t found myself so engaged in a workshop for a long time!” -Theresa Koppang, Solid Waste and Recycling Program Supervisor, Washington County Oregon
Mark Barron, Town of Jackson Mayor, Wyoming
"We have been most impressed by the New Energy Cites team’s competence and their passion for working with local jurisdiction to accelerate the transition to a cleaner, more efficient energy system. We feel very fortunate to have them as our strategic partner.” - Mark Barron, Mayor, Jackson, Wyoming
Sandra Romero, Thurston County Commissioner
“The New Energy Cities workshop was a wonderful use of my time. I am very energized about what Thurston County can do with clean energy now. Our money was very well-spent.” - Sandra Romero, Thurston County Commissioner
Dom Amor, Puget Sound Energy
"The New Energy Cities project provides a great foundation to the building of a truly holistic community, influencing the energy issue from the individual behavior all the way to the policy-making stages.” - Dom Amor, Puget Sound Energy
Assistant Fire Chief Thomas J. Tomberg, Snohomish County Fire District No. 1
“Timely subject expertly facilitated by professionals in an inclusive environment that produced tangible take-home results based on prudent use of resources in a way that makes good business sense.” - Assistant Fire Chief Thomas J. Tomberg, Snohomish County Fire District No. 1
Howard Chermak, President, Chermak Construction, Inc., Edmonds, WA
“My first experience with New Energy Cities was a two day workshop to identify a roadmap and action plan for developing a clean, efficient energy system over a 20 year period for the City of Edmonds WA. I found their process to be nothing short of remarkable; they presented in a professional manner and with actionable goals.” - Howard Chermak, President, Chermak Construction, Inc., Edmonds, WA
Graeme Sackrison, Board Chair (Thurston Climate Action Team), Former Mayor and City Councilmember (Lacey, WA)
“The New Energy Cities team is organized, focused, deeply knowledgeable, and passionate about their mission to accelerate the transformation of the clean energy economy in the Northwest." - Graeme Sackrison, Board Chair Thurston Climate Action Team, Former Mayor and City Councilmember, Lacey, WA
Wes Hare, City Manager, Albany, Oregon
“The City of Albany has worked closely with New Energy Cities over the past six months to develop and implement a plan to improve community energy efficiency and take advantage of emerging clean energy economic development opportunities." - Wes Hare, City Manager, Albany, Oregon
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“We greatly appreciated the knowledge and expertise of the New Energy Cities team. The workshop was well-organized, effectively presented and successful in stimulating community interest.”

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