On March 20, 2014, the Independent Cities Finance Authority (ICFA) hosted a successful half-day seminar exploring how cities are overhauling their infrastructure to save both energy and money.
Speakers included Ellen Volmert (City Manager of La Palma), Jason Caudle (Deputy City Manager of Lancaster), Frank Mann (Climatec Energy Solutions), John King (Southern California Edison), Darrel Pyle (City Manager of Hanford), Michael Chapin (Connor Energy), Scott Schumacher (Borrego Solar), Sophie Akins (Best Best & Krieger LLP), and Gary Barsley (Southern California Edison).
A keynote address, titled “Sustainable Energy for California” was given by Scott Murtishaw of the California Public Utility Commission. A copy of Mr. Murtishaw’s presentation can be downloaded by clicking the title page at the right here.
The panels were moderated by ICFA board member Gil Hurtado and Vice President Mario Gomez. Each 90 minute session sparked informative, engaging conversation.
“We could’t be happier with how the event came together” said ICFA Executive Director Debbie Smith. “We anticipate a number of new projects will be jump-started as a result of the information shared on Thursday and ICFA is excited to be on the ground, making financing happen for these new endeavors.”
Here are just a few images from the event. More are available on the ICFA Facebook page.
ICFA is proud to provide local governments with bond financing for energy retrofit projects. Our board of elected city officials aims to approve funding quickly and keep municipal improvements moving forward. For more information, contact us, or call Executive Director Debbie Smith at 877-906-0941.
ICFA would again like to thank the sponsors of this event: