Lisa Yoder, Summit County Sustainability Coordinator: Born in the Midwest near the epicenter of the first Earth Day, Lisa Yoder has lived environmental stewardship and has a passion for energy efficiency. Yoder attained an Associate Degree in Residential Design with an emphasis on energy efficiency during one of our energy crises. After a decade of mechanical and architectural drafting and design in the custom window and plastics manufacturing, Yoder moved to Utah to expand her horizons.
While building her own home with the help of family and friends, Yoder’s four (4) years in advertising and sales turned out to be beneficial for marketing statewide energy efficiency programs, encouraging the adoption of alternative fuels for private and public fleets, and promoting renewable energy. During her 10-year tenure with the State of Utah—five (5) years in the Utah Energy Office and five (5) years in upgrading affordable housing to ENERGY STAR standards or better—Yoder drafted legislation and wrote administrative rules for four (4) state incentive laws to encourage the use of alternative fuel vehicles in Utah.
Currently, Yoder is the Sustainability Coordinator for Summit County where her knowledge of renewable energy, energy efficiency, alternative transportation fuels and a recent Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Studies coalesce to support the tremendous variation of subjects that fall under the topic of Sustainability, from greenhouse gas emissions reduction to sage grouse protection management and open space acquisition. Yoder is currently planning a countywide residential energy efficiency and renewable energy program for single family homes.
About Community Solar (Park City, UT): Summit Community Solar is managed by Utah Clean Energy, a Utah non-profit organization, working with Summit County, Park City, and a volunteer Steering Committee to overcome the logistical and financial hurdles of going solar.