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Electric Vehicle Equity Evolution: Building a Cohort to Adopt Electric School Buses

About This Webinar

Urban Efficiency Group, LLC in partnership with Dr. Janiece Jackson to discuss the future of mobility and building a cohort to adopt Electric School Buses in our local communities. Please join this virtual experience as Susan Mudd, Senior Policy Advocate of Environmental Law & Policy Center; Joseph Wachunas, Development & Program Manager of FORTH share in an informative discussion on the future of Electric School Buses.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
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Mayor Katrina Thompson is the incumbent Mayor of the Village of Broadview serving her second term. Through her vision and commitment to achieving a sustainable future for the Village of Broadview, she commissioned the Broadview Alliance for Sustainability. Mayor Thompson's sustainability roadmap is comprehensive with EV and EV Charging among the initial high priorities because of the close alignment with the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and air quality issues.
Webinar hosting presenter Darnell L Johnson
President of Urban Efficiency Group
Darnell is the President of Urban Efficiency Group, a minority owned sustainability design firm that develops and deploys equitable sustainability strategies to disinvested communities. Darnell has over two decades of social science experience ranging from grassroots community organizing to program development and implementation. Darnell serves as the national Vice-Chairman for the Building Performance Association, Board Member for the Illinois Environmental Council and Board Member for Neighborhood Heroes Foundation.
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Lindop School District (West Suburban Cook), District 205 (South Suburban Cook)
Fostering a love of learning and education, Dr. Janiece Jackson attended Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, where her interest in academia first blossomed. At the inception of her career in 1989, she served as a Training and Development Coordinator for Sargent & Lundy LLC for five years. From there, she worked at her former high school as a business teacher between 1994 and 2001, teaching both accounting and computer information systems to children from grades seven through 12. As her career progressed, Dr. Jackson became Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of Personnel at Bellwood School District 88, as well as an Assistant Principal, Principal and Grant Administrator at Matteson School District 162.

Concurrent to her aforementioned role, Dr. Jackson served as the Executive Director of the Educational Foundation for the Children of Fiji from 2014 to 2016, as well as the Board President of Leaders in Transformational Education from 2014 to 2020. Since 2015, she has excelled as the Superintendent of Lindop School District 92.
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Senior Policy Advocate, Environmental Law & Policy Center
Susan Mudd is an attorney and senior policy advocate for ELPC, where she directs ELPC’s Diesel Pollution Reduction Initiative to protect children’s and community health, ELPC’s Electric School bus campaign and with ELPC’s Science Advisory Council. Susan previously served as Citizens for a Better Environment’s Wisconsin director for 15 years, consulted for the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, and the Brico Fund. She lives in Chicago with her husband; they especially enjoy walks along Lake Michigan.
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Joe serves as a Program and Development Manager at Forth. His focus is on electric school buses and tractors, as well as business development and grant writing. Prior to Forth, Joe worked in clean energy at the nonprofit Solar Oregon. Joe is a regular contributor to the blog CleanTechnica and serves on the board of Pace Ghana.
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