Kif Scheuer is the Climate Change Director at the Local Government Commission. Kif is a solution- oriented sustainability professional with a strong history of engaging diverse audiences in real-world climate protection efforts through innovative, market-focused research and analysis, creative program design, effective project implementation and compelling public advocacy and education. Kif’s work at LGC is focused on supporting local government climate change Initiatives through problem solving, technical assistance, and networking. Kif joined LGC in 2013.
Before coming to LGC, Kif was the Sustainable Communities Program Director at Strategic Energy Innovations, where he headed up the firm’s work on Climate Corps Bay Area (www.climatecorps-bayarea.org), a 30 member Fellowship program dedicated to providing service volunteers to implement climate change resiliency projects; the Sustainable Energy and Economic Development Fund (www.solarroadmap.com/seed), a unique revolving fund for local agencies to overcome first-cost hurdles to adoption of clean energy systems; and the EPA- and PG&E-funded Small Communities Climate Partnership. Kif also managed greenhouse gas inventory and climate action planning work with the cities of Visalia, Walnut Creek, San Pablo and El Cerrito. Kif has a PhD in Natural Resources and Environment and Masters of Science in Architectural Building Technologies, both from the University of Michigan.