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Upcoming Forum Announcements

DATE
February 15, 2018

TIME
5:45 to 6:30 pm - Networking/Hors d’oeuvres
6:30 to 7:30 pm - Speaker Forum

TOPIC
What's Ahead for Electric Vehicles

VENUE
The Paramount Hotel (Mezzanine Level)
808 SW Taylor St.
Portland, OR 97205

  • One block from MAX, Street Car & Smart Park

For additional information, contact:

  • Sara Moore, Speaker Chair at 503-939-1474
  • John Foxwell, President at 503-924-4704

SUMMARY
What's Ahead for Electric Vehicles

In the last decade, there have been substantial gains in electric vehicle (EV) technology affecting a broad spectrum of individual, transportation, and commercial vehicles.  Please join us for our February forum where we’ll hear from Amy Hillman on the biggest news in EVs over the last year, and from Ingrid Fish, who will provide a local perspective on EVs and how they are an important part of the City of Portland’s strategy for carbon reduction.

THE PRESENTERS

Ingrid Fish, Policy & Research Analyst, City of Portland, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Ingrid serves as the City of Portland’s Electric Vehicle Policy Lead. She managed the City’s EV Strategy update process and coordinates with stakeholders to implement EV related Climate Action Plan (CAP) and EV Strategy actions. Ingrid develops strategic policy direction to increase EV use, increase publicly accessible EV infrastructure, decrease barriers to EV uptake and prepare for autonomous vehicles. She participates in team efforts to apply an equity lens to the City’s climate action and climate preparation plans to ensure actions support equitable community outcomes. Ingrid worked on a team to manage the CAP update process and develop the City’s first Climate Change Preparation Plan. Ingrid has thirteen years of experience working for the City of Portland.  Prior to working for the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, she worked for Portland Mayor Tom Potter and the City Budget Office.

Amy Hillman, Client Relations Manager, Blink Charging

Amy Hillman is the Client Relations Manager for Blink Charging. In this role, Amy works with private and public organizations to maximize public, private, fleet and workplace electric vehicle charging options. Amy began working in EVs in 2011 when she worked with ECOtality to deploy charging stations under The EV Project. She has served as Board Chair of Forth for the past five years working to fix inefficiencies in the transportation system with electric, autonomous and shared mobility options. Amy has an MBA from Presidio (formerly Bainbridge Graduate Institute).

 


NEXT FORUM: TBD

DATE
April 2018