A diverse panel of community members share how the clean energy transition can help rural communities and benefit the state.
Join us for dessert, coffee and lots of great ideas.
• Minnesota State Senator David Senjem, a Republican from Rochester and a leader of the Clean Energy First legislation.
• Guido Wallraven, technical planner of Saerbeck, Germany, a visionary rural community that has made clean energy an economic opportunity for many residents.
• Blaine Hill, city manager of Morris, Minnesota, and a leader of the Morris Model effort.
• Steve Schoeneck, vice president of customer service, and Brian Draxten, manager of resource planning, both with Otter Tail Power Company, to discuss the company’s resource plan and clean-energy programs and goals.
• Grey Fynboh, Stevens County Soil and Water Conservation district supervisor, and a Morris-area farmer who has traveled to Germany to learn more about how clean energy intersects with farming.
The program is part of the binational Climate-Smart Municipalities exchange between Minnesota and Germany hosted by the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment.