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2013
Alicia Powers
Alicia Powers
Project Manager
August 15, 2013

On the Road:
Small Towns in the Sierra

Today I went to Oroville, a small town on the banks of the Feather River, to do an energy audit of the downtown auditorium. You can see the signs that times have been tough, but there are also beautiful buildings with manicured yards and clearly people who have taken it upon themselves to bring their idea of what a great business is to their small town.

And that’s what I love about small towns: 

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Jen Rosser
Jen Rosser
Program Director
August 13, 2013

Light Swap Events Save Local Businesses Money and Energy

I used to live in beautiful Nevada City. Recently on a trip back to visit friends, I was delighted to hear from a few local merchants that they had participated in Sierra Business Council's recent "Light Swap" event and are thrilled with their new retail lighting. 

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Program Director
August 07, 2013

Go Jump in a Lake

Is there anything better than jumping into a cool, clear, rocky, alpine lake on a hot day?  I am not sure that there is.  

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Kerri Timmer
Government Affairs Director

Kerri Timmer

Government Affairs Director

As Government Affairs Director, 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.

August 06, 2013

Wildfire Mitigation:
Ready, Set ... Wait?!?

Many people welcome the rainstorms that occasionally blow through the Sierra in summer.  While these downpours can temporarily green up yards and gardens, late-season showers like these also boost the growth of weeds and underbrush.  This additional plant growth then dries and turns combustible in a matter of weeks, adding to the fuel that can feed out-of-control summer wildfires. 

As we are entering the peak of a hot, windy fire season in the Sierra, it’s shocking to note that the State has eliminated money from its budget that was slated to help reduce the risk of wildfire and the greenhouse gas emissions that come with it.

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Nicole Benter
Senior Program Director

Kerri Timmer

Government Affairs Director

As Government Affairs Director, 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.

August 01, 2013

Balance and Connection


I value balance. Balance in life-work activities, balance when I’m rock climbing, and balance when I’m mountain biking. Balance also plays a role in in assessing environmental, economic, and social concerns and in devising solutions.  

Almost as much as balance, I value connections; 

  

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