11-14-16 NEUAC Board Notes

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Board Notes


In this edition (ctrl+click to jump to any section):

Notes from Executive Director

December Board Meeting – DC 


Action Day

Calendar of Events


Notes from the Executive Director

The election is over and President-Elect Trump is already making staff appointments. I am attending two policy briefings by the Campaign for Home Energy Assistance and the Coalition on Human Needs, and meeting with Mark Wolfe of NEADA to ensure our advocacy efforts remain focused and consistent. I will report out on these meetings in the next PP&A Committee phone call.


NEUAC will continue to present the case for energy equality in such a way that everyone sees the benefit and understands the importance. LIHEAP enjoys support from both sides of the aisle, and NEUAC will continue to advocate in such a way that everyone feels welcome and understands the importance of utility assistance. So while much has changed, we remain focused on education and advocacy. We are planning for a successful LIHEAP Action Day on February 15 and need your support. I hope you all consider attending and supporting your LIHEAP partners during this time of change.


A few additional messages/notes/updates/reminders to start your week:


December Board Meeting – DC

There are still rooms available if anyone needs one, even though it is past the deadline. I have added to the agenda – we will be reviewing the website and demonstrating some of the new features, and also getting your feedback on future website developments. Also, we will be discussing LIHEAP Action Day preparation and appointment of state team leads as well as regional discussion groups. There is much activity happening at NEUAC – hope you are as excited as I am!



The 2017 membership drive is underway and will last until 3/31/17 for membership in the organization for calendar year 2017. To renew your membership, go here: https://neuac.wpengine.com/membership/. You also may complete the fillable PDF and submit your check by mail. Invoices will be sent when you renew, and also will be sent to all current members who have not yet renewed in December with a reminder.   


Social Media Updates

NEW TWITTER HASHTAG: NEUAC developed a new hashtag to improve communication for our fuel fund members. Use #FuelFunds to mark posts and make them easily searchable by other fuel funds like yours when news or information is particularly relevant. It’s a good way to quickly find and share information with your cohorts!


NEWS: Twitter Feed on www.neuac.org! Our Twitter feed will now show up on the homepage of the NEUAC website. This also is a good way to quickly see what is happening in NEUAC, legislative updates, and other utility and energy efficiency news.


LIHEAP Action Day

… will be here before you know it! Mark February 14-16 on your calendar, kiss your sweetie goodbye (or bring them with you) and hop on a plane to DC to advocate for LIHEAP. Details are posted on the Calendar page: https://neuac.wpengine.com/events-calendar/ . Watch for registration information very soon.


Hotel Location:

Phoenix Park Hotel

520 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20001


Reservations for the event must be made by individual attendees directly with the hotel prior to Thursday, January 19, 2017. Individual attendees may do so by calling the toll free number 1-877-237-2082 or 202-638-6900 and identify themselves as a member of NEUAC. Additionally attendees may book reservations online by visiting our website www.PhoenixParkHotel.com  and entering the Group Code 20791.


Calendar of Events

November 24-25: NEUAC offices closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

December 7-8: Board Meeting and Learning Community hosted by Entergy, Washington DC

February 14: Advocacy Training Event, EEI and AGA, pre-Action Day

February 15: LIHEAP Action Day

February 16: NEUAC Board Meeting, hosted by AGA

June 25-28: Annual Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL 


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