This July, Energy Trust’s board of administrators and employees spent two days assembly with prospects and community members in Pendleton studying how the group can ship extra profit to prospects within the space.
During a collection of occasions and conferences, the board had the chance to study first-hand about Energy Trust’s prospects’ investments in clear, renewable power and listen to community members’ suggestions to enhance our native outreach.
Thanks to the hospitality of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, board members visited two of its services that not too long ago acquired Energy Trust project incentives and technical assets.
Tour of Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center
Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center is an energy-efficient 64,000-square-foot clinic offering well being and wellness providers for tribe members and different eligible American Indians and Alaska Natives residing in Umatilla and Union counties. Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center was the primary tribally owned constructing within the state to take part in Energy Trust’s Path to Net Zero offering.
Tour of Nixyáawii Education Center in Pendleton
The board additionally received an up-close have a look at Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s latest project on the Path to Net Zero, the practically full Nixyáawii Education Center. This multi-use facility will present complete schooling for tribal members and contains lecture rooms and assist areas for the Nixyáawii Community School, Early Learning Center, grownup schooling and Native language lessons.
At our community reception, Pendleton residents offered enter on Energy Trust’s subsequent 2020-2024 Strategic Plan and concepts for a way Energy Trust can present extra options to rural communities like Pendleton within the subsequent 5 years. This enter will assist Energy Trust obtain a key objective in its strategic plan to supply extra tailor-made providers, applications and gives to serve rural communities, folks with low- and moderate-incomes and communities of colour.
Pendleton Mayor John Turner addresses reception attendees
Reception attendees additionally heard from Pendleton Mayor John Turner, who spoke in regards to the providers and incentives Energy Trust has delivered to greater than 7,000 companies, farms, factories and residents which have participated in Energy Trust applications in Umatilla County since 2002.
Tamástslikt Cultural Institute’s Executive Director Bobbie Connor offered welcome remarks initially of the board assembly. To display our two organizations’ long-time partnership, Connor introduced a set of Energy Trust ceremonial incentive checks for Tamástslikt’s energy effectivity and renewable energy tasks. These checks have been a robust visible reminder of the tribe’s ongoing dedication to scrub energy.
Thanks to Bobbie Connor, Mayor Turner, Pendleton’s metropolis councilors, Umatilla County commissioners and our prospects on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation for his or her hospitality and suggestions about our work.
Bobbie Connor exhibits a stack of ceremonial incentive checks