Join us for breakfast with Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols
7:30am Doors open
8:00am Talk begins
This event is $15 to cover the cost of coffee and light breakfast.
About the Speaker
Shortly after graduating from the University of Georgia, Tim founded TeenPact, a training experience for high school students. The program began at the Georgia Capitol and now operates in 42 states having trained 50,000 students. After building TeenPact, Echols ran for and was elected to statewide office in 2010 serving as Public Service Commissioner.
When he took office, Georgia was 34th in solar power. Now, 9 years later the state is 10th in the nation in approved solar. Echols created the Clean Energy Roadshow that has traveled the state every summer for the last eight years. This educational event helps commuters, businesses and municipal governments evaluate alternative fuel for their transportation and residential use.
Echols has received the Trailblazer Award from the Nuclear Industry Business Council for his leadership in moving the Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant forward. Tim has tried to lead by example. He added solar hot water heating to his Athens home just before being sworn-in. He bought a natural gas car, a propane van and has owned 3 electric cars.
Tim and his wife, Windy, have been married 36 years and they have seven children. He has 3 degrees from the University of Georgia and lives in Hoschton, Georgia.
What is the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC)?
The PSC is a five-member constitutional agency that exercises its authority and influence to ensure that consumers receive safe, reliable, and reasonably-priced telecommunications, electric and natural gas service from financially viable and technically competent companies.
For more information on the commission, visit www.psc.state.ga.us.
About Our Partners
Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. What makes the Sierra Club unique is that we have the grassroots power to win with 3.5 million members and supporters, 64 Chapters, and over 400 groups. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to move away from the dirty fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy.
In the summer of 2018, the Georgia Sierra Club celebrated 35 years of protecting Georgia’s beautiful unique landscape. Our chapter is the largest grassroots environmental organization in the state of Georgia. Georgia Sierra Club members and supporters are more than 75,000 of your friends and neighbors. We have a robust outings program and have active committees working on forest and coastal protection, transit expansion, and clean energy. Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet.
Sierra Club Mission
To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth;
To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources;
To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment;
And to use all lawful means to carry out those objectives.