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Amanda Mazzoni is the Program Manager for 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.

Contact Amanda at amazzoni@cnyrpdb.org, or give her a call at (315)-422-8276 ext 1215.

Michael Boccuzzi is a Senior Planner in the Energy Management program of the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board (CNY RPDB) and is a Clean Energy Communities Coordinator in NYSERDA's Clean Energy Communities program, focusing on Onondaga County municipalities, as well as 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.

 

Contact Mike at mboccuzzi@cnyrpdb.org, or give him a call at (315) 422-8276 ext. 1204.

Victoria Ciszewska is a Planner in the Energy Management program of the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board (CNY RPDB) and a Clean Energy Communities Coordinator in NYSERDA's Clean Energy Communities program, focusing on Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, and Oswego County municipalities.

Victoria received her Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Energy Management from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in May 2024, and has been working at the CNY RPDB since she started part-time in April 2024.

Contact Victoria at vciszewska@cnyrpdb.org, or give her a call at (315) 422-8276 ext. 1211.

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).
 

Contact Lindsay at lspeer@cnyrpdb.org, or give her a call at (315) 422-8276 ext. 1205.

Erica Herman is the Technical Energy Advisor at the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board as a team member of EnergySmart CNY, the NYSERDA-supported Central New York Regional Clean Energy Hub.  She is responsible for providing technical expertise for residential, multi-family 5+ units, small business, and non-profits across the Central New York region. Erica is focused on providing support to challenging residential energy cases (renters and owners), as well as advising on weatherizing, heat pumps for clean heating and cooling, and accessible solar options.  She also works with partners to provide wrap-around services and to increase program development.  She also assists with other programmatic tasks.

Erica has been working since Spring 2018 with residents and energy efficiency.  Erica was Campaign Director of the former HeatSmart FLX Campaign, then worked with the Southern Tier Hub, both under Cornell Cooperative Extension via NYSERDA.  Prior to that she monitored invasive plants in Cayuga/other nearby lakes, and she provided outdoor/environmental education for children with the non-profit Nature’s Classroom. 

Erica enjoys providing empowerment, education, and support to folks to help them reach their energy goals across the Central New York region.  She is excited to bring her experience to the EnergySmart CNY team, as well as her personal experience as a renter and homeowner navigating energy options.

Erica is a graduate of SUNY Potsdam (Environmental Studies & History ‘11) with years of experience in various environmental fields that makes her well-rounded.
 

Contact Erica at eherman@cnyrpdb.org, or give her a call at (315) 422-8276 ext. 1216.

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