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2021 Local Government Summit Agenda

October, 27th: Virtual via Zoom

8:30am - 12:30pm 


8:30 – 8:45 am: Welcome & Introduction

8:45 – 9:15 am: Keynote Address by Kevin Bush, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

9:15 – 10:00 am: Concurrent Sessions I

Session One: How municipalities are leading the transition to electric vehicles

Moderated by Jeremy Orr, Emerging Technologies Program Manager at RENEW Wisconsin

Kelly Hilyard – Sustainability Coordinator, City of Middleton
Mahanth Joishy – Fleet Service Superintendent, City of Madison
Trevor Jung – Transit Manager, City of Racine

Session Two: Understanding local government opportunities in a changing energy world

Moderated by Gary Radloff, Principal at The Radloff Group

Commissioner Tyler Huebner – Public Service Commission
Megan Levy – Energy Emergency Assurance Coordinator, Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation
Joe Pater – Director of the Office of Energy Innovation at the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

10 – 10:15 am: Break

10:15 – 11:00 am: Plenary Session

“Climate Change, Resilience and Impact" with Steve Vavrus, Senior Scientist in the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research

11 – 11:15 am: Break

11:15 am – 12:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions II 

Session One: Really Affordable: Climate Resilient Affordable Housing

Moderated by Kathy Kuntz, Director of Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change

Abby Corso, Chief Strategy Officer at Elevate
Neil Whitegull, Modernization and Development Director of Ho-Chunk Housing and Community Development Agency

Session Two: Tools for Climate Change Adaptation Planning

Rob Montgomery, Infrastructure Working Group, Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts
Maria Hart, Infrastructure Working Group, Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts

12 – 12:30 pm: Synthesis & wrap up

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