Stacy Richards is the founding director of SEDA-COG’s Energy Resource Center, which has provided technical assistance, education and training to public and private clients throughout 11 central Pennsylvania counties since 2005. She has pioneered replicable community-wide energy independence projects in Pennsylvania. Stacy served as the PA Department of Environmental Protection’s Deputy Secretary for Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance under Governor Tom Ridge, and as Government Affairs Director for the American Council of Engineering Companies and URS in Washington. Stacy was introduced to renewable energy policy as a member of the White House staff under President Carter. She served as agency coordinator for the Central Artery/Tunnel Project that revitalized the city of Boston, taking the $14 billion public works project from planning through the environmental review process. Stacy holds a B.A. in Political Science from Bucknell University and an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
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