Nexus Media- a syndicated newswire covering climate, energy, politics, art and culture- recently published an article where Kate Meis, Executive Director of the Local Government Commission, discussed how LGC works with local governments across the country to build sustainable communities. Meis highlights the contributions of CivicSpark, an initiative of the state and the AmeriCorps program that helps local governments address climate change and water management needs. Each year the program recruits 68 “fellows” who contribute more than 65,000 hours at the local level to help California communities respond to climate change and water issues.
In what has become an annual article, L.A. County Planner Clement Lau lists and describes New Partners for Smart Growth annual conference as one of twelve of his favorite national conferences and meetings in the fields of planning, architecture, and landscape architecture.
The Center for Climate Protection along with the Local Government Commission and the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition are hosting the third Business of Clean Energy Symposium at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach on May 5th, 2017. The Symposium provides a forum to exchange ideas about Community Choice Energy programs and to learn about current energy policy, regulations, markets, and technology. The event will convene government, business, and community leaders to accelerate California’s shift to a clean energy economy.
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Kate Meis, Executive Director of the Local Government Commission, speaks during the kickoff plenary at the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference.
Rick Cole, provides a retrospective on the role the LGC network has played in advancing smart growth over the last 35 years.
John Laird, Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency, relates his experience working with LGC.