Friends of the EPIC-Network Interview – CivicSpark
Featuring: Kif Scheuer
April 30, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CT
This webinar is part of the free #2020 EPIC-Network Webinar Series. As part of the transition from an in-person conference to a free, and online, event series, this webinar is open for anyone to attend. After the event ends, its recording will be posted to this page. So even if you cannot attend, you can still engage with its content.
To improve the support provided to EPIC-N Member Programs, EPIC-N is now producing a series of interviews of friends of the network! These friends may be leaders in local communities, national organizations with specific resources to offer, or individuals with inspiring stories to share.
CivicSpark is the State of California’s Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local public agencies to address community resilience issues such as climate change, water resource management, housing, and mobility. CivicSpark is a program of the Local Government Commission in partnership with the State of California through the Office of Planning and Research, and California Volunteers. Each year, CivicSpark recruits 90 Fellows to build local public agency capacity throughout the state for 11 months. During their service year, CivicSpark Fellows implement a needed sustainability and resilience project, while also building long-term capacity to ensure the work is sustained after their service year is completed.
Kif shares about how the network of CivicSpark and EPIC-N programs can work together.
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Kif Scheuer is the CivicSpark Progam Director at the Local Government Commission. Since joining LGC in 2013 Kif organized the Califorina Adaptation Forum in 2014,16, and 18. Kif led the development and growth of one of LGC’s key coalitions – the Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation. He also launched and now Direct’s LGC’s Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps programs – CivicSpark™ a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program that recruits and supports 90 Fellows who are dedicated to building capacity for local public agencies to address community resilience issues such as climate change, water resource management, housing, and mobility. Before coming to LGC, Kif was the Sustainable Communities Program Director at Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) from 2007-2013. Kif has a PhD in Natural Resources and Environment and Masters of Science in Architectural Building Technologies, both from the University of Michigan.
More about the #2020 EPIC-Network Webinar Series
Usually only paying EPIC-N Members can attend live tapings and review recordings of the EPIC-N Webinars. This event is different. Until June 30, anyone can engage in this contact! After June 30, recordings are posted to the EPIC-N Member Commons, a password protected space for paying member programs to access the full range of resources EPIC-N provides. Details about membership can be found here. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.