Amanda Mazzoni is a Principal Planner in the Energy Management program of the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board (CNY RPDB) and a coordinator for the Central New York Energy Challenge. Amanda works with municipalities throughout the five counties of Central New York (Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, and Oswego) to implement NYSERDA's high-impact action items under the Clean Energy Communities program, with expertise in assisting municipalities in assessing options for converting to LED streetlights through the CNY Bright Lights initiative. Amanda provides materials and information about the Energy Challenge, including answering your energy questions and helping you pursue energy efficiency and clean energy initiatives.
Amanda received her Master's degree in Environmental Studies with a policy focus from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She has been working at the CNY RPDB in the Energy Management program since she received her Master's in the spring of 2013.
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Chris Carrick directs the Energy Management program for the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board (CNY RPDB) and is a coordinator for the Central New York Energy Challenge. Chris provides technical assistance to communities to complete energy and sustainability plans and to implement clean energy projects. He is currently managing several initiatives including SolarizeCNY, a portfolio of municipal solar projects with more than 50 megawatts of new capacity, EnergySmart CNY, a public education campaign to help homeowners and businesses become more energy efficiency and implement clean energy projects, feasibility studies for a community microgrid in Syracuse and a community wind farm in Fabius, and the NYSERDA Clean Energy Communities Program.
Chris received his Master’s degree in Community Development from the University of California-Davis and was a Fulbright scholar as a doctoral student in City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. He has over twenty years of planning experience and has worked in British Columbia, California, Maine and New York.
Michael Boccuzzi is a planner in the Energy Management program of the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board (CNY RPDB) and is a Climate Smart Communities Coordinator in the New York State Climate Smart Communities (CSC) program. Mike works with municipalities in Central New York to implement actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to the effects of climate change, and promote a green economy. He guides municipalities through the CSC program with the goal of getting them to CSC certification. He provides technical assistance such as conducting greenhouse gas inventories, drafting sustainable policy, applying for grant funding, and creating community education campaigns. Mike is available answer any questions about CSC program and help your community get involved.
Mike received his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies with a concentration in policy, planning, and law from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Initially an intern, Mike has been with the CNY RPDB since 2021. He joined the Energy Management program as a planner in June 2022.
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Lindsay Speer is a Senior Planner at the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board, responsible for directing EnergySmart CNY, the NYSERDA-funded Central New York Regional Clean Energy Hub, one of twelve in the state. She oversees operations, serves as a spokesperson, and works with local and statewide partners to develop the programs and collaborations to develop EnergySmart CNY as a community resource. She helps advise special pilot projects and more complicated electrification projects.
Lindsay built the prior HeatSmart CNY campaign from the ground up while working at Alliance for a Green Economy, helping hundreds of building owners improve their energy efficiency and install heat pumps, leading the HeatSmart CNY campaign to be #1 in New York State for carbon emission reductions. Lindsay’s deep commitment to environmental justice and the local community comes from her many years of working with the Onondaga Nation and local EJ organizations on environmental issues throughout the region, as well as personal experience renovating a home and living in a disadvantaged community. She is a lifelong resident of Central New York.
Lindsay is a graduate of Cornell University (Natural Resources ‘04) and Vermont Law School (Master of Environmental Law and Policy ’14). She is a recipient of Greening USA’s Sustaining Our Communities Award (2019).
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