Renewable Energy Vermont announces new board chair, vice-chair and interim executive director

first_imgRenewable Energy Vermont,Renewable Energy Vermont (REV), the state’s leading trade association for the renewable energy industry, welcomes new Board Chair Martha Staskus and Board Vice-chair Jim Merriam. REV also welcomes Interim Executive Director, Scott Merriam.The REV Board of Directors has enthusiastically elected long-time REV board member Martha Staskus as Board Chair, replacing outgoing Board Chair, Lawrence Mott. Staskus brings over 15 years of experience in wind resource management and wind project development. Her extensive experience working with a broad spectrum of Vermont stakeholders will be a welcome asset to REV’s leadership.REV also welcomes Jim Merriam, the Director of nationally-recognized Efficiency Vermont, as the new REV Board Vice-Chair, replacing outgoing REV Board Vice-Chair Cheryl Jenkins. Merriam brings 18 years of experience in the renewable energy industry with Northern Power Systems and groSolar, and now the efficiency sector, an expanding area of partnership for REV.Scott Merriam, former REV Interim Director and REV Staffer has stepped in again as REV’s Interim Director, replacing outgoing Executive Director Susan Allen while the board begins its search for new leadership. Merriam brings extensive knowledge of the REV organization, its members, conferences, and legislative agenda, as well as a strong passion for REV’s mission.Counting over 300 members, REV is Vermont’s only trade organization dedicated solely to promoting the growth of the renewable energy industry in Vermont. REV promotes legislation, engages in public outreach and education and hosts the state’s largest annual renewable energy conference.With new staff and board leadership and a growing, active membership, REV is excited to welcome a new year of opportunity and collaboration with the renewable energy industry and efficiency sectors, and with Vermont businesses and consumers.About Renewable Energy Vermont, www.revermont.org(link is external).Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) is working to bring about an intelligent transformation from a foreign fossil fuel based economy to an economy increasingly based on our own renewable energy.REV Montpelier, VT, January 25, 2011 –last_img read more

9th Annual Thinner Winner Competition Celebrates Community Health

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe 9th annual “Thinner Winner” competition put on by Bay Athletic Club celebrated five weeks of hard work, sweat, and determination. Over 200 people on 48 different teams in Alpena competed to lose the most weight and win $1,000. The team that had the greatest percentage of weight and inch loss won the grand prize. The goal for all teams was to lose 1,000 lbs and 1,000 in. The community ended up losing a grand total 1,939 lbs and 1,444 in. The night was full of good laughs, celebration, and pure joy.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Great Lakes WeatherNext Finding The Perfect Time To Start Playing Christmas Musiclast_img read more