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Carrie Smith, key member of the Energy OutWest (EOW)  Board of Directors has accepted a position with the United States Department of Energy.

Carrie Smith, key member of the Energy OutWest (EOW)  Board of Directors has accepted a position with the United States Department of Energy.

As Conference Chair, Carrie has been the driving force behind the very successful Energy OutWest conferences, helping EOW reach all time highs in conference attendance.

Carrie will surely be missed on the EOW Board, but we wish her Great success in her new position with the US Department of Energy Weatherization Program. We know from experience that she is an agent of positive change and look forward to working with her in her new position.

The following is a short note from Carrie.

"For the past 30 years I had the pleasure of serving at FSL, a non-profit organization in Arizona. January of 2000 was my first introduction to the weatherization program and from the very beginning I was hooked. The program has so many benefits. Not only is it saving energy (and energy costs) for our low-income families, but it also improves the health and safety of the occupants, increases the quality of our housing stock in our communities and it creates and sustains high quality jobs. What a Win-Win for our communities.

During my tenure I had the opportunity to meet with families whose lives were positively impacted by the weatherization program, and I watched weatherization field technicians advance in their career.  I also had the privilege of serving on a national level on the Energy Outwest board for 20 years, most of which as the board Secretary and EOW conference chair.

You will never meet a more passionate group of people who are committed to service than those in the Weatherization program. What an honor it has been to serve with you all.  Weatherization works!

In June, I will be taking a new role with the U.S. Department of Energy as the Program Manager, Weatherization Readiness and Retrofit. I will serve the weatherization network, supporting our work with the annual formula Weatherization Assistance Program grants, the new Weatherization BIL funds and Weatherization Readiness funds.

I look forward to continuing my service to this country and supporting the mission of the Weatherization Assistance Program. We will meet again!

 
Carrie Smith


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