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Meet the SRP Clean Energy Board Candidates

  • 03/10/2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • Zoom

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The Arizona Green Chamber invites you to join us on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 5:00 pm via zoom for this important and informative opportunity to learn more about the April 5th SRP Board election. 


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This event will feature the four SRP Board candidates that understand the importance of clean energy and the essential role that utilities pay in advancing clean energy.  The election of these four candidates will help improve Arizona’s environment, our community and will help create more green jobs in Arizona, while also being of great service to SRP and its customers.    Visit the https://SRPCleanEnergy  website at https://srpcleanergy.org to get more information about the upcoming Salt River Project (SRP) Board & Council election that is coming up on April 5th, 2022 and about these four terrific candidates.

If you own a property in SRP service territory, you are likely an eligible voter for this election.  Please request a ballot TODAY and SRP will either send the ballot to you via mail or will send you a letter with your eligibility status  Ballots must be requested by March 25th, so if you are in SRP territory then Click here to request a ballot now.  The election is April 5th, but please mail in your ballot as soon as you receive it.

THIS EVENT FEATURES THESE CLEAN ENERGY SRP BOARD / COUNCIL CANDIDATES:

Endorsements for all Four Candidates

  • Keith Woods (President Association & District)
  • Christopher Dobson (Vice President Association & District)
  • Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter
  • AriSEIA

MODERATED BY TAMMY BOSSE

Co-Vice President, AZ Green Chamber Board of Directors

Randy Miller (Division 8 Association & District Board)  Randy Miller

Randy Miller has served on the SRP Board as an at-large seat 14 since 2018 and is seeking re-election in 2022 for SRP Division 8. He is a Software Engineer with over 23 years of professional experience.  Randy has worked for Intel, Microsoft, GoDaddy, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Trizetto, and Cloudmed.

Randy completed his Master’s of Science in Computer Science from Columbia University in New York, NY and his Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.  He is an advocate for solar and other forms of renewable energy. He has been driving an electric vehicle since 2012 and had solar panels installed on his home in 2010.

Randy’s key accomplishments serving as a board member are:

  • Voted against adding 16 new natural gas units for the Coolidge Generation Station Expansion Project (CEP) at at cost of $830M – $953M.
  • Currently participating as a Board Observer for the SRP Integrated System Plan Working Group
  • Served as a Board Observer for the SRP 2035 Sustainability Plan Working Group
  • Voted in favor of doubling the financial incentive for the SRP Residential Battery pilot program
  • Currently serving as the Power Committee Vice Chair and also served as the Audit Committee Chair
  • Served as member of the Compensation, Finance and Budget, Water, Community Relations, Facilities & Support Services, Governance and Strategic Planning committees
  • Played an integral role in creating the Customer Utility Panel to help ratepayers that are not currently able to vote in SRP elections even though they pay a monthly bill to SRP.

When re-elected, Randy will work with SRP to utilize more solar and other forms of renewable energy in their overall energy portfolio.  Currently, between 30-40% of SRP ratepayers have no input into the elections process at SRP.  Randy will also work to make sure all SRP ratepayers are represented in the voting process and increase voter participation among currently eligible voters in the SRP elections.

Mark Mulligan (Division 8 Association & District Council)  Mark Mulligan

Mark Mulligan is an Arizona native who grew up in Phoenix and moved to Tempe in the late 1980’s. He graduated from ASU’s business college with a degree in Computer Information Systems. Mark has worked in technology his entire career at IT and software/internet firms starting with the City of Phoenix, then Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and is currently employed by a major cloud services provider. He had rooftop solar installed on his home 10 years ago and is a volunteer and financial supporter of organizations committed to protecting our environment. Mark has supported getting clean energy advocates elected to the SRP board for several years and is knowledgeable of SRP’s essential role in our community. If elected to the SRP council district 8 seat, Mark will work to build on SRP’s current conservation efforts in water delivery and usage, guide SRP to a more sustainable energy portfolio and expand customer energy choice, while keeping power reliable and affordable for SRP’s customers.

Krista O’Brien (District At-large seat 12 ) Krista O’Brien

Krista is an Arizona native, seeking election for the SRP District Board as an at-large seat 12 candidate. During the day, she enjoys her job as a Program Manager of Sustainability Practices at Arizona State University (ASU). She works in ASU operations focusing on Environmental Data and Strategic Initiatives with university partners.

Outside of sustainability initiatives at ASU, Krista completed the Master Gardener program through University of Arizona’s Maricopa County Cooperative Extension. Previously, Krista served two terms on the board of Trees Matter, one as a Board Member and one as Board Chair. Trees Matter is a nonprofit in Phoenix, Arizona with a mission to inspire and promote an increased tree canopy in the valley.

Krista studied at ASU, and graduated with a BS in Sustainable Materials, Energy and Technology, a BA in Anthropology, a Minor in Urban Planning, a Minor in Economics and a Certificate in International Business. Krista currently lives in Tempe, Arizona with her husband and two rescued dogs. She loves to read, garden, cook and crochet.

Krista is a persuasive leader in the Sustainability Management field, integrating solutions-oriented, socially responsible business practices into everyday operations. She is a dynamic, collaborative strategist engaging internal and external stakeholders in data-driven environmentally responsible methods to meet sustainability goals. She is always interested in the wide variety of opportunities in sustainability here in the Valley of the Sun.

Kathy Mohr-Almeida (District At-large seat 14)  Kathy Mohr-Almeida

Kathy Mohr-Almeida sees her candidacy for the SRP Board of Directors as a natural extension of her activism, which stems from a deep desire to change social systems for the betterment of vulnerable citizens and children. Kathy began her activist career with The Climate Reality Project Leadership Training in Chicago in 2013. Since then, Kathy has been heavily involved with climate crisis mitigation work. Kathy sits on the Grand Canyon Sierra Club Executive Committee, is Chair of the Palo Verde Group, demonstrates with Rainforest Action Network, and lobbies with Moms Clean Air Force both locally and in D.C.

Kathy completed her PhD in Integrated Studies with a concentration in Psychology at Union Institute & University. She practices as a psychotherapist in community behavioral health in the Mesa community. Kathy supports the climate activism of her daughter, Anna Rose, with whom she co-founded Kids Climate Action Network, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to climate crisis mitigation and youth empowerment.

Moderator, Tammy Bosse, Co-Vice President, AZ Green Chamber of Commerce

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tammy-bosse-a9b785a/

Tammy is an inspired community leader, business owner of Boss Properties, REALTOR, Designated Broker, Independent Solar Consultant with Powur Public Benefit Corp. & sustainability champion who aspires to have a positive impact and to make good things happen wherever she goes.  She is passionate about engaging people in meaningful dialogue on issues important to the community well-being.  She strongly believes that it is essential to merge business practices and sustainability principles which is why she has been so involved with the AZ Green Chamber of Commerce.  


She enjoys helping people learn more about higher performance homes, energy efficiency, green building features and solar energy and how they can save money, have a healthier home, and help reduce carbon emissions.  She has been engaged in dozens of environmental, policy and community initiatives over the years.  She is an EcoBroker, NAR GREEN Certified Realtor & a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor.  In addition to her service on the AZ Green Chamber Board, she currently serves on the Scottsdale Environmental Advisory Commission, USGBC Residential Green Building Committee, Valley Leadership Impact Makers Arizona Thrives Committee, and more.



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