- Contact information
- For information on Green Tier advisors, contact:
- Laurel Sukup
Green Tier advisors
The Department of Natural Resources receives input and advice about Green Tier from a group of people with a variety of expertise, interests and perspectives. As the Green Tier statute articulates, the advisors advise the department about these program elements:
- the implementation and operation of the program, including setting goals and priorities for the program;
- evaluating the incidental costs of applying for the program (there are no fees for applying) and of entering into a participation contract of a charter, and the administrative costs of participating in the program;
- assessing whether incentives provided under a participation contract are proportional to the environmental benefits committed to under a contract;
- procedures for evaluating the program and the results of the program; and
- changes that should be made in the program.
The Green Tier advisors generally hold four meetings a year. The group consists of up to 16 people who serve staggered, three-year terms.
- Academic sector: Jim Lorman, professor of biology, Edgewood College
- Agriculture sector: Kenneth Buelow, director, UW - Information Technology Graduate School
- Community sector: Representative Amy Loudenbeck
- Consultant/advocacy sector: John Imes, Wisconsin Environmental Initiative, Inc.
- Economic development sector: Art Harrington, Godfrey & Kahn
- Environmental sector: Rebecca Power, River Alliance of WI
- Human health sector: Mark Borchardt, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
- Industry sector: Kris Euclide, Madison Gas & Electric Company
- Innovator sector: David Simon, Veridian Homes
- Legal sector: Linda Bochert, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
- Local government sector: Paul Kent, Stafford Law
- Small business sector: Lyman Wible, Kestrel Management Services LLC
- At large: Mary Schlaefer, Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corp.
- At large: Rita Hayen, TRC
- Federal: Marilou Martin, US EPA Region V