May 21, 2019

2019 Community Choice Energy Forum

Friday, October 4, 2019

Neil Morgan Auditorium
San Diego Central Library
330 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA

Community Choice is coming to San Diego! Join us to hear from leading experts and officials from across San Diego and the state about how our region is going to join the 10 million other Californians benefitting from energy democracy and Community Choice. We will discuss governance structure, best practices, local clean energy development, and how to create programs that benefit everyone.

The forum is co-hosted by the City of San Diego:

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

Early Bird $165

Register by August 16th, 11:59pm

Regular $195
Register by October 1st, 11:59pm

Keynote Speaker

Toni Atkins, Senate President Pro Tem, State of California

Atkins served as a San Diego City Councilmember in 2000 as the council’s District 3 representative. During her eight-year tenure, Atkins provided steady leadership as interim Mayor of San Diego amid a challenging and tumultuous time at City Hall.

Elected by voters to the state Assembly in 2010, Atkins served there for six years. In 2014, her colleagues selected her to be the Speaker of the Assembly – she became the first San Diegan and the first lesbian to hold the position.

In 2016, Atkins was elected to represent the 39th District in the state Senate and was appointed to the prestigious Rules Committee. In January 2018, after just one year in the Senate, she was elected by her colleagues to be the next Senate President pro Tempore, becoming the first woman and the first openly LGBTQ person to lead the Legislature’s upper house.

Throughout her career, Atkins has been a champion for affordable housing, the natural environment, healthcare, veterans, women, and the LGBTQ community.

Opening Remarks

Kevin Faulconer
Mayor, City of San Diego


David Hochschild Chair California Energy Commission

Nathan Fletcher
County of San Diego

Georgette Gómez
Council President
City of San Diego

Catherine Blakespear
City of Encinitas

Cori Schumacher
City of Carlsbad

Eddie Price
Community Relations
GRID Alternatives San Diego

Beth Vaughan Executive Director CalCCA

Woody Hastings
Energy Program Manager
Center for Climate Protection

A Big Thank You to our Sponsors:

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Breakfast and Lunch Sponsor:


Reception Sponsor:

EES Consulting



Sponsorship Opportunities

To reserve a sponsorship, please contact:
Evlyn Andrade-Heymsfield, Director of Development:
Payment by Check:
Please make checks payable to: Climate Action Campaign
Mail checks to: Climate Action Campaign, 4452 Park Blvd., Suite 209, San Diego, CA 92116

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