RE-AMP Commons Members
I’m Liz Veazey and I’ve been organizing in some way around clean energy and social justice for 15 years. I’m really excited to be Fellowship Development Director and Network Coordinator at We Own It, a national network for cooperative members’ rights, education, and organizing. I’ve also enjoyed collaborating with other members to make RE-AMP better on the RE-AMP Steering Committee since my election in the summer of 2016. I look forward to continuing in that role if I’m re-elected in the summer of 2017. I’m also excited about the huge opportunity that co-ops offer in terms of increasing democratic participation, encouraging broader civic participation, and improving people’s lives. ————————————-
I have a range of communication, project management, technology, and organizing skills and knowledge from fifteen years as a social change leader and my study of environmental science, biology, social movements, history, and sociology. This experience includes launching and leading a regional and an international organization as well as experience on the board of an 80-year-old social justice organization and a young multi-modal transportation advocacy group. I co-founded the Energy Action Coalition (EAC) in 2004, directed the Southern Energy Network (part of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy) from 2006-09, was Treasurer for the Highlander Center Board of Directors from 2009-14, and have been a member of Mode Shift Omaha’s Board of Directors since 2014. I have a MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon and a BS in Environmental Science from University of North Carolina. I received the Morris K. Udall Scholarship for Excellence in Environmental Policy and Leadership in 2002 and 2003.
I live in Omaha, NE (100% public power state) and am an owner of Omaha Public Power District. As a volunteer, I recently worked on a campaign to stop a fixed fee increase coupled with a rate decrease. A slightly-less-bad policy was passed, so I was involved in electing better directors to the board to help improve public engagement and bring OPPD into the 21st century! I enjoy bicycling, gardening, and hanging out in our yard with our 9 chickens (we co-own them with our neighbors).
Clean Energy Economy, Climate, Complete Streets, Energy Efficiency Programs, Grassroots Organizing, Livable Communities, Nonprofit Administration & Development, Rural Electric Coops / Public Power, Transit
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