Greg Jones

Greg Jones is the Sierra Business Council’s Vice President of Operations. His responsibilities include implementation of programmatic priorities to ensure quality and timeliness, as well as overseeing the financial and administrative functions of the organization. Greg has a diverse career background in sustainability, manufacturing processes, procurement, financial and economic analysis, customer service, marketing and sales,…

Ken Herron

Ken has over 35 years of professional experience in the direction of government and non-profit organizations, economic development consulting and marketing management in the private sector and instructing management and public relations at the university level. Herron holds degrees in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations/Advertising from California State University at Fullerton and in…

Joseph Oldham

Joseph Oldham is the Director of the San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center, a division of CALSTART and funded through a grant from the California Energy Commission. Joseph has been very active in promoting climate change adaptation, energy efficiency, alternative fuel vehicles, renewable energy, and “green” living through his involvement with the San Joaquin Valley…

Cailey McCain

 Cailey McCain is the Regional Coordinator for the Central Coast region supporting CivicSpark™ Fellows as they implement projects within Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties. Prior to her role as Regional Coordinator, Cailey served as a CivicSpark™ Climate Fellow during the 2017-18 service year with the City of Sacramento where she focused on…

Ariadna Hernandez

Ariadna Hernandez is the Operations and Compliance Project Manager for the Local Government Commission’s CivicSpark program. She is responsible for the program’s operational side, including overseeing the Fellow interview process, event logistics, accounting, and ensuring compliance to CaliforniaVolunteers and the Corporation for National and Community Service through policies and procedures. Prior to joining LGC, Ariadna…

Jenny Woods

Jenny Woods is a Project Manager at the Local Government Commission (LGC). Her work focuses on assisting local governments to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Jenny’s current projects include work on the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative, the Resilient Sacramento Collaborative, and is also in charge of the LGC’s social media efforts. Jenny will…

Kif Scheuer

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…

Kate Meis

Kate Meis is the Executive Director of the Local Government Commission (LGC). Kate is a champion for local governments, a recognized leader in local climate change adaptation, mitigation and clean energy efforts, and an ardent coalition builder. Kate is driven by the belief that given the right tools and partners people will innovate to improve…

Julia Kim

Julia Kim joined the Local Government Commission in March 2015 as a Project Manager, working with the Climate Change and Energy teams. Her current projects include supporting the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC), the Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation (ARCCA), and CivicSpark. Julia also serves on the board for two environmental nonprofits –…

Knowledge is Power

December 2015 Great Story Alex Economou, Central Coast CivicSpark Fellow This month’s great story tells about the blessings and curses of knowledge.  Since moving to California and becoming a CivicSpark fellow, I have learned tons about climate change and ways of addressing it, especially in regards to energy efficiency and water conservation.  I have learned…
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