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Kentuckians have made it clear that we want an energy future that supports jobs, health, equity and climate – and we have great ideas for how to bring that about. The Empower Kentucky Summit will be largest gathering ever of a diverse set of Kentuckians figuring out what it will take to bring about Kentucky’s Bright Energy Future. 

For the past year we’ve been listening to the ideas, hopes and needs of Kentuckians, learning from what other states have done, and tapping into technological and economic expertise to put together a draft plan for what’s possible, what it will take and why it matters for Kentucky to make a just transition to a clean energy economy 

If you’re interested in being part of a well-informed, creative, visionary, justice-oriented conversation about building the agenda for Kentucky’s energy future, join us September 30 – October 1 in Louisville.

Click here to register to attend! 

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Saturday, October 1 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Opening Session: Empowering Kentucky

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  • What is Empower Kentucky?
  • What have we done and learned so far?
  • Share a draft framework for the Empower Kentucky Plan

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Bellamy

Jessica Bellamy

GRIDS / KFTC
Jessica Bellamy graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Louisville (UofL) with degrees in Drawing (BFA), Graphic Design (BFA), Pan African Studies (BA), and a minor in Communication. As a former Neurodevelopmental Science research analyst at UofL, Jessica now runs her own... Read More →
avatar for Dana Beasley Brown

Dana Beasley Brown

Immediate past chairperson, KFTC
Dana Beasley Brown is KFTC’s Chairperson and lives in Bowling Green with her husband and children. She is passionate about economic justice, empowering low-income communities, and restoring government to what it should and can be. She works at the youth services center at Bowling... Read More →
avatar for Aubrey Clemons

Aubrey Clemons

Hope By Hope / KFTC
Aubrey Clemons is an organizer, youth mentor, public speaker, and leader of Hope by Hope, a non-profit created in the historically Black neighborhood of Smoketown. Hope by hope is an organization that does the best it can to give resources and activities to the young ambassadors... Read More →
avatar for Sharon Murphy

Sharon Murphy

Steering Committee Alternate, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth
Sharon Murphy is a legislative aide to a city council member in Lexington, Kentucky. She serves as the alternate representative to the Steering Committee of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth for the Central Kentucky KFTC chapter. She’s deeply involved in many aspects of KFTC’s... Read More →
avatar for Serena Owen

Serena Owen

KFTC
Serena's 'calling' in life is to help others. She's a proud Louisville native, 1991 Black Achiever, loving mother to an artistic Special Olympian, an ambitious College Graduate, and a loving wife to KFTC's US Marine Veteran & Retired Teacher Larry Owen. Serena currently serves as... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Reinhart

Nancy Reinhart

KFTC
Nancy Reinhart is mother to two amazing little persons – Maitreya and Anjali – and partner to her best friend, Dave. She has worked in public health in eastern Kentucky for close to a decade both with KFTC and then Frontier Nursing. She’s a member of the KFTC chapter in Shelby... Read More →
avatar for Steve Wilkins

Steve Wilkins

Member, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
After retiring as an educator with Eastern Kentucky University, Steve made a commitment to be an active member of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. During that time, he has been involved with East Kentucky Power Cooperative’s “clean energy collaborative,” the Kentucky Sustainable... Read More →
avatar for Chris Woolery

Chris Woolery

How$martKY Program Coordinator, Mountain Association for Community Economic Development
Chris Woolery became the How$martKY™ Program Coordinator in September of 2015 after four years with MACED as a Residential Energy Specialist. How$martKY™ partners with rural electric cooperatives to design, finance, and install home energy efficiency upgrades – and these improvements... Read More →



Saturday October 1, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Kentucky Center for African American Heritage 1701 W Muhammad Ali Blvd, Louisville, KY 40203