Lieutenant Governor to Keynote Powering Local Leadership Summit

In our fourth annual local leadership summit on energy and resilience, the Wisconsin Academy, UW- Madison Extension, Office of Energy Innovation and other partners are honored to announce that Lieutenant Governor-elect Mandela Barnes will be our keynote speaker.  Mr. Barnes spoke about a Clean Energy Economy for Wisconsin with well-paying clean energy jobs during his campaign with Governor-elect Evers. We welcome his vision and insights to set the stage for this two-day summit,  January 24-25, 2019, near Appleton where  local government and tribal leaders and representatives from organizations actively serving as resources to these communities will convene.

On January 24, following Lieutenant Governor-elect Barnes’ address, topics will include the best opportunities for local governments and community leaders to effectively engage in energy decisions, how to move beyond emergency response to practical planning for community resilience, how to prepare for electrified transportation, approach urban and rural energy equity and jobs, and more. The second day will feature a local leadership panel, discussions on non-wires alternatives including microgrids, and a guided tour of the Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve’s new microgrid.

Register now through January 4, 2019, and receive “early bird” rates. Discounted rates are available for local government, nonprofit, and tribal leaders. Thanks to our Summit Investors, there are a few travel scholarships. To see if you qualify, please visit our Travel Scholarships page.