ENERGY EFFICIENCY & CONSERVATION STRATEGY
MHSM # 0907.00
January 7, 2010
Committee Members Present:
• Jeanne Hamming firstname.lastname@example.org
• Ian Webb email@example.com
• Stuart Crichton firstname.lastname@example.org
• Jeff Wellborn email@example.com
Committee Members Absent:
• Lee Jeter Sr. firstname.lastname@example.org
• Leia Lewis email@example.com
• Greg Coates firstname.lastname@example.org
• Wes Wyche email@example.com
• Kim Mitchell firstname.lastname@example.org
• Caroline Majors email@example.com
• Lola Kendrick firstname.lastname@example.org
• Mike Strong email@example.com
• Tim Wachtel
• Sharon Swanson firstname.lastname@example.org
• Patti Trudell email@example.com
• Murray Lloyd firstname.lastname@example.org
• Bruce Hoffman email@example.com
• Richard Lane firstname.lastname@example.org
• Gala Daftary email@example.com
• Committee members discussed possibilities for the future organization of the
• The committee is currently organized as a mayoral-appointed advisory body. Its
primary role has been to select and oversee the projects funded through the
• This role has, for the most part, been fulfilled. However, the committee will still
need to provide guidance following the review of the EECS by the US
Department of Energy.
• The committee has a desire to transition, taking on a new role as the “core group”
for the future Comprehensive Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy.
• As a “core group” the committee would primarily serve as community organizers,
connecting other community members to the plan process. They would
investigate and inventory EEC-related activities in Shreveport, and serve as
liaisons to the City Council. They would assemble working groups and receive
regular updates from these working groups, looking for opportunities to link and
leverage. And the committee would continue to advise technical consultants.
• Members would like to be organized more formally, strengthening their
connection to and relationship with the City Council. Coordination and alignment
with the Council and other city officials will be critical to ensure plan
recommendations will be implemented.
• A presentation should be prepared for council to provide information about the
committee and planning process.
• At this time, the committee decided to maintain its existing structure as a 7
member committee with paid consultant serving as a facilitator.
• The website should be carefully considered and crafted as an important tool for
• A Strategic Doing Workshop will be held next week (1/15/10). The committee
would like to invite some other community members to share information about
the Strategic Doing process.
• Following the Strategic Doing Workshop, the committee should reconvene to
solidify values, and discuss how to organize working groups.