5-5-2017 NEUAC Board Notes

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This is a copy of Katrina’s Board Notes sent via email

Board Notes

Note: I am sending Board Notes today instead of Monday because I will be out of the office presenting at the American Gas Association 2017 Policy Forum next week.


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

From the Desk of the Executive Director – Welcome new staff!

NEUAC Governance Board Elections

Public Policy and Advocacy Update – Dear Colleague Senate letter

NEUAC Awards – Still time to nominate!

NEUAC Annual ConferenceModerator’s Training

Calendar of Events


From the Desk of the

Executive Director

Welcome to our newest staff person here at NEUAC, Erica Lambert! Erica comes to NEUAC thanks to a partnership with the Fuel Fund of Maryland. Erica has extensive experience with data management and non-profit management, and currently acts as the Stewardship Manager at the Fuel Fund of Maryland. She will be helping part-time with administrative tasks and general support for the organization. You can meet Erica at the conference next month, which she will attend and assist with the conference application, among other things. Please make her feel welcome – we are lucky to have her talent at NEUAC!


NEUAC Governing Board and Executive Committee Nominations/Elections

The ballots are being counted for the 10 open positions (seven non-profit and three corporate/utility) for the NEUAC Governing Board. Nominations also have been accepted for the Executive Committee. Results will be announced at the Membership Meeting in June at the Annual Conference. Thank you to all who made and received nominations, and all those who voted!


Public Policy and Advocacy


Senators Susan Collins (Maine) and Jack Reed (Rhode Island) are circulating a letter to the Appropriations Committee supporting LIHEAP in the FY18 Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill. You can view a copy of this letter here: Senate Dear Colleague Letter.

The President proposed eliminating LIHEAP in his budget, so a good result is critical this year.

If you have not already done so, please contact your Senators and encourage them to sign the Dear Colleague Letter. To find your Senators, you can use NEUAC’s Congressional Lookup Tool. If your Senator has questions, contact Dylan Leazes Dylan_Leazes@reed.senate.gov. The deadline for signatures is COB on May 12.


The All-Parties Letter for LIHEAP has closed with more than 1,200 signatures. This represents approximately a 40% increase from last year. Additionally, 466 individuals have written 1,441 letters to 203 members of Congress – spectacular work, advocates!



NEUAC Awards – Still accepting nominations!

There is still time to nominate a friend or coworker for outstanding leadership and contributions NEUAC’s mission to increase public awareness of low-income energy problems, advance energy assistance policy and promote charitable energy assistance. Nominations are being accepted until Wednesday, May 10 for the following three awards:


v  The Sister Pat Kelly Achievement Award

v  The Victorine Q. Adams Award

v  The Corporate Excellence Award


More information and descriptions for each award can be found on the ballot. Access the ballot here for the 2017 awards.


NEUAC Annual Conference – Moderators Training, Auction News

Calling all moderators! Please plan to attend one of two training webinars for moderators on May 12 or May 15. Details and invitations are coming. If you have questions, please send an email to Sue Gove at sgove@gove.org.


Our evening event will be a summery white-themed cocktail party with live music. Attendees are invited to wear white to match the occasion.


Tthe auction theme is Tropical Oasis and we need you to participate by donating items that are tropical and fun, beach themed, items indigenous to Florida, etc. Email Tanya Brothers if you have questions or for more information: Tanya.Brothers@heartshare.org  If you have not already done so, please register for the conference here: https://neuac.wpengine.com/event/2017-annual-conference/


Calendar of Events

(all times are EST, all calls use NEUAC conference line (515) 739-1020, Code: 971971#)

To add your event or committee meeting, email kmetzler@neuac.org


May 11:           1:00 p.m.        Tentative: Fundraising Committee Call

May 11:           2:00 p.m.        Executive Committee Call

May 12:                                  Moderator Training Webinar

May15:                                   Moderator Training Webinar

May 17:           10:00 a.m.      Regular HHS-ACF/NEUAC Call

May 23:           2:00 p.m.        Conference Co-Chair Call


June 1:            1:00 p.m.         All-Chairs Call

June 6:            2:00 p.m.         Conference Co-Chair Call

June 7:            3:00 p.m.         Public Policy and Advocacy Committee Call  

June 8:            2:00 p.m.         Executive Committee Call


June 25-26:                            NEADA Annual Meeting

June 25:          12-5 p.m.        NEUAC Board Meeting

June 26-28:                            Annual Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL 


September 12:                        Planning Meeting in Phoenix, AZ

September 13:                        NEUAC Board Meeting in Phoenix, AZ

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