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Amanda Mazzoni is a Senior 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.

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

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, HeatSmart CNY, a public education campaign to help homeowners and businesses adopt geothermal and air source heat pumps, 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. 

Contact Chris at, or give him a call at (315)-422-8276 ext 1213.

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