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Staci Drouillard is new Coordinator in 2016

posted Jan 8, 2016, 3:35 PM by Virginia Danfelt   [ updated Feb 8, 2016, 11:34 AM by Staci Drouillard ]

Please join Cook County Local Energy Project, CCLEP, in welcoming our new CCLEP Coordinator Staci Drouillard. Staci lives in Cook County and brings a wealth of local knowledge to the position.

Staci earned a BA degree in Native American Studies from University of MN Twin Cities and a Masters in Liberal Studies from University of MN Duluth. Many people know her from Lola’s Sweet Life Bakery, a business she began in 2007 and operated successfully for 9 years. 

She has also produced two original series for WTIP Radio. Staci served on the CCLEP board in 2015 until she was hired in December. She brings a love of the North Shore and a strong commitment to renewable energy to the job.

In her statement to the Board, Staci said, "I’m committed to expanding sustainable energy opportunities and education at the local level. As a solar energy advocate and stand-alone solar home owner, I feel that I can speak to the benefits of energy independence and want to share my first-hand experience with others. I'm very excited to help connect our local clean energy objectives to the growing national trend toward sustainable energy and want to work to make Cook County a leader in sustainable energy practices and renewable energy consumption."

Virginia Danfelt worked as coordinator for the past four years and will continue working with CCLEP and Staci through January 2016.  She then plans to spend more time with her family business, Lake Superior Timber Framing and other endeavors, but her interest in energy use remains a passion.