Stacy Richards is the founding director of SEDA-COG’s Energy Resource Center, which has provided technical assistance, education and training to public and private clients throughout 11 central Pennsylvania counties since 2005. She has pioneered replicable community-wide energy independence projects in Pennsylvania. Stacy served as the PA Department of Environmental Protection’s Deputy Secretary for Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance under Governor Tom Ridge, and as Government Affairs Director for the American Council of Engineering Companies and URS in Washington. Stacy was introduced to renewable energy policy as a member of the White House staff under President Carter. She served as agency coordinator for the Central Artery/Tunnel Project that revitalized the city of Boston, taking the $14 billion public works project from planning through the environmental review process. Stacy holds a B.A. in Political Science from Bucknell University and an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Jacob Newton is an AmeriCorps member in charge of outreach for the Energy Resource Center. He is a 2015 graduate of Penn State University. He coordinates and/or develops breakfast seminars, marketing materials and all other outreach events and documents.
Emily Collins is a senior, majoring in International Relations at Bucknell University. She helps manage the implementation and outreach activities for the Renewing Millheim’s Energy Independence Project, which launched in November 2014.
Eric Hollen is a senior creative writing and philosophy major at Susquehanna University.
Derrek Reitz is a senior environmental studies major at Susquehanna University, where he is also a student-member of the Sustanability Committee. He is an intern for the Borough of Selinsgrove and works primarily on the $elinsgrove $aves Energy Project.
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