Tyra Frizelle
Vice President, Operations
November 05, 2015

Placer County Wows DOE, Shows Energy Efficiency Can Be Exciting

Who says energy efficiency isn’t sexy or inspiring?

As a matter of fact, upgrading aging and inefficient equipment not only looks good, it feels good on the financial bottom line.

That is just what the Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge has done with the help from Sierra Business Council and Placer County’s mPOWER program.

Nicholas Martin
Nicholas Martin
Program Director
October 29, 2015

Traveling for Work: A Trade-off in Emissions for the Power of Face-to-Face Conversation

This past week, I found myself thinking, “What do I like most about my job?” Is it being able to work on such a large, challenging, and impactful task as combating climate change? Or is it working with such a passionate and motivated group of peers? Or perhaps it’s simply being able to work in the same awesome town that I live?

All of these reasons contribute to the enjoyment of my work, but I think one aspect of my job that I don’t give enough credit to is getting out into the community and meeting people face-to-face.

As it turns out, when it comes to the success of our projects and my career fulfillment, it’s probably the most important aspect of them all.

Kenzie Morris
Kenzie Morris
Research Associate
October 23, 2015

One Truckee River Day, Two Large Impacts

With over 500 volunteers and 10 work sites it can be said that Sunday’s 20th Annual Truckee River Day was a success.

The Truckee River Watershed Council is a local non-profit that leads volunteers around the Truckee River Watershed on a variety of restoration projects. These projects range from a variety of streambank stabilizations to forest restoration, all while helping the larger watershed.

On Sunday I was placed on the Jammer Chair Project.

Leanne Kuchar
Leanne Kuchar
Office and Operations Manager
October 20, 2015

Community Networking: Events that Work for You

As you may have heard, Sierra Business Council recently teamed up with the Town of Truckee to host a Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce mixer.

The mixer gave us not only the opportunity to showcase our projects, but more importantly the opportunity for locals to mix and mingle with each other to expand their networks.

Networking is a valuable resource and offers a myriad of great benefits including:

Kerri Timmer
Vice President Climate and Energy

Kerri Timmer

Vice President, Climate & Energy

As Vice President of Climate & Energy, Kerri works in partnership with local, regional, state and federal agencies and officials to advance sustainable communities strategies, climate action planning, energy efficiency programs and other SBC activities.

Kerri is a communications and management specialist with more than 25 years of public- and private- sector experience in community and government relations, business communications, land and water conservation, and nonprofit management and capacity building.  Prior to joining SBC, Kerri spent six years with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, where she served most recently as that agency’s Regional Policy and Program Manager.  Before that, she was Executive Director of a non-profit conservation group, operated her own consulting practice where she cultivated relationships with watershed organizations, land trusts and other community groups within and outside the Sierra, and served as account executive and creative director for a community and government relations firm in San Francisco.  Kerri holds a B.A. in English Literature from San Francisco State University and a certificate in Land Use and Natural Resources planning through UC Davis Extension.  Kerri has also authored a number of publications addressing land and water conservation and community sustainability issues in the Sierra Nevada. 

Personal Highlights

Kerri and her husband John live in the foothills of the western Sierra Nevada, where they enjoy hiking, biking, boating, camping and hosting backyard barbeques for friends and family.

October 12, 2015

Bringing the Mountain to Mohammed: Your Chance to Talk with State Agencies about Climate Adaptation in the Sierra

It’s not easy for concerned citizens in the Sierra to actively participate in state policy-making – traveling down to Sacramento and back for meetings and hearings can take a lot of time and create a lot of carbon emissions!

But we have a great opportunity this Wednesday evening, Oct. 14, to share our questions and views on climate adaptation with state agencies – right here in our own back yard – via a specially-scheduled “Listening Session” from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Truckee Airport community room.