World Cafe: The Future of City Energy Policy

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Cities across the country are committing to clean, renewable energy as a way to power their communities now and in the future. During this World Café session, you’ll hear a series of quick presentations, then engage in small group discussion about a variety of energy policy issues. Learn effective ways to engage with different stakeholders and address common energy issues. Hear from city leaders about what has motivated them to address city energy policy. Get ideas from what other cities around the country are doing to influence and improve local energy policy for the future.


  • Deb Perry Program Director - Institute for Sustainable Communities


  • John Ostenburg Mayor, Village of Park Forest, Illinois - Executive Board Secretary, Environment & Energy Committee Chairman of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus
  • Alicia Zatcoff Sustainability Manager - Richmond, Virginia
  • Douglas Melnick Chief Sustainability Officer - San Antonio, Texas
  • Jeri Muoio Mayor - West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Una Song Senior Advisor, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)




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