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2018 NTREG Executive Committee Nominees
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The North Texas Renewable Energy Group is the North Texas Chapter of the Texas Solar Energy Society, an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is public education about solar energy, energy efficiency, and related topics.
 
On-line voting is officially open. You must be a registered member of NTREG to vote. Online ballots will be accepted through 12:00 a.m. (midnight), Friday, February 9, 2018. For anyone not able to vote via computer, or prefers to vote in writing, paper ballots will be provided at our February 10 meeting. Election results will be made public at our February 10, 2018 meeting, as well as on our website and announced through our Yahoo Conversation Group.
 
Please note: Membership in NTREG is required to vote and to hold office. Membership may be paid via credit card through the "Texas Solar Energy Society".
 
To see the duties and responsibilities for each position on our Executive Committee, simply move your cursor over the blue title bar for each position.
 
Ballot links and voting instructions are at the bottom of this page.
 
 
Chair
Chair
The Chair presides over all general meetings of this organization; represents NTREG in dealings with outside agencies; is an ex-officio member of all committees; communicates to NTREG such matters and such suggestions that promote the best interests of NTREG; and transacts business on behalf of NTREG or of the NTREG Executive Committee, acting at the direction of the Executive Committee. Has the authority to call special meetings of the Executive Committee.
One Candidate Nominated.

Rosa Orenstein

Candidate for Chair

Rosa Orenstein
 
Rosa Maria Rodriguez Orenstein first became involved in NTREG around 2009, when it was restarted after being dormant for several years. She and her husband James have been active NTREG volunteers, including being hosts on the DFW Solar Tour. Rosa is a past Treasurer of NTREG and has participated with NTREG and the Texas Solar Energy Society (TXSES) in seeking to pass renewable-energy-friendly legislation during previous Texas legislative sessions. Rosa earned her J.D. from the Boalt Hall School of Law of the University of California at Berkeley and a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University.
 
"NTREG needs to find additional sources of funding for its educational and advocacy activities. I think I can bring those opportunities to NTREG. Second, NTREG is getting into a rhythm of several 'standard' programs and events. We need to find a project that directly impacts the community (it helps raise funds). Third, NTREG needs increased promotion of its activities and its members and their impact on the community. That too helps raise funds for the organization."
 
 
Program Coordinators
Program Coordinators
The PROGRAM COORDINATORS (2 positions, one position open in 2018) arrange the programming for NTREG meetings consistent with the purpose of NTREG as set forth in Article II of the NTREG Bylaws. NTREG meetings will be held on the 2nd Saturday of the month unless agreed to by a simple majority of the Executive Committee no later than the NTREG meeting immediately preceding the meeting in question. Program Coordinators are responsible for ensuring the availability of an appropriate meeting location and any necessary A/V equipment. Program Coordinators are not to offer local speakers monetary compensation, but out-of-town speakers may be reimbursed for reasonable transportation expenses with the prior approval of the Executive Committee.
One Position Open. One Candidate Nominated.

Renko Tomlinson

Candidate for Program Coordinator

Renko Tomlinson
 
"I have enjoyed working as a Program Coordinator for the past two years, and wish to continue for another term. A proud transplanted Texan for a quarter of century, I have long believed in Texas' potentials for renewable energy. Being a Program Coordinator for NTREG allows me to play a role to accelerate renewable energy awareness and adoptation. In the past, I was a key contributor for Solarize Plano. Thank you for your support!"
 
Membership Coordinator
Membership Coordinator
The MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR recruits and assists new members, retains existing members, and promotes and achieves awareness of TXSES/NTREG membership benefits..
One Position Open. One Candidate Nominated.

Lissa Magel

Candidate for Membership Coordinator

Lissa Magel
 
Lissa King Magel is a renewable energy technology specialist, with a focus on educating the public on energy efficiency, renewables, and sustainability initiatives that save money and improve the environment. She holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and spent almost 20 years in the semiconductor industry. She is a LEED Green Associate and has a NABCEP® Entry Level PV Certificate of Knowledge. She is finishing a term as Chair for the North Texas Renewable Energy Group and has been on the DFW Solar Home Tour Committee since its inception. She is also on the Board of the North Texas Association of Energy Engineers.
 
"I would be honored to serve as Membership Coordinator to continue helping NTREG achieve its mission of educating North Texans about the power of renewable energy and energy efficiency."
 
Member-At-Large
Member-At-Large
The MEMBER-AT-LARGE does not have specific responsibilities or duties on the NTREG Executive Committee. Rather, the person elected to this position seerves as a more direct representative of NTREG members, as well as to assist the Executive Committee as determined by the Chair. Members-At-Large may have various responsibilities and projects reqested of them - short or long-term - during their two-year term.
One Position Open. One Candidate Nominated.

Michael Fladmark

Candidate for Member-At-Large

Michael Fladmark
 
Michael Fladmark is a renewable energy and sustainable design advocate with over 35 years of professional experience in the energy industry. He is currently a NABCEP certified independent solar PV design consultant. Michael strongly supports the mission of NTREG, especially the DFW Solar Tour program. His personal goals are to develop education/training programs for the low-income communities of south Dallas, continue developing the Solarize south Dallas initiative with Good Faith Impact, streamline and standardize the solar permitting process, and create opportunities to develop community solar projects in the deregulated energy market.
 
 
 
 
Voting Instructions

 
Please download the file format of your preference. Vote for the candidate(s) of your choice, then return your completed ballot as an attachment using the e-mail link provided.
 
If you do not know how to use e-mail attachments, download the TEXT format ballot, vote, then copy and paste your completed ballot into your e-mail sent to the link below. If you make an error, or change your mind, you may correct and re-submit your ballot. Please note however, if you DO submit more than one ballot, only your most recent ballot will be considered.
 
All voting is completely confidential. No information is shared with nominees or others.
 
 
INSTRUCTIONS:
 
Select your preferred ballot format (below). The "DOC" file requires Microsoft WORD or a compatible equivalent (Open Office, Libre Office, Kingsoft Writer, etc..). The text file may be opened with any basic text editor. Once you've made your selection, follow the download instructions, save the file on your computer .. then open it and vote. Send your completed ballot to the e-mail link provided below, titled "Elections". If your e-mail program doesn't automatically open with the link provided, we've also included the e-mail address and a requested subject line in text format you can copy and paste into your e-mail program.
 
On-line voting will be conducted through 12:00 a.m. (midnight) Central Time, Friday, February 9, 2018. If you haven't had an opportunity to vote by the deadline, or if you prefer to vote in writing, paper ballots will be provided at our February 10 meeting.
 
Results of the vote will be announced at our February 10 meeting.
 
BALLOT DOWNLOADS:
 
PC and Unix/Linux users: RIGHT-click on the DOC or text file link below, then select "Save As" (or "Save Target As") to save the file on your computer. (Keep track of where it's saved!)
 
Apple owners: Type "Command+Shift+S", or the equivalent to save it to your computer.
 
WORD.DOC format ballot.
 
TEXT format ballot.
 
 



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vote@ntreg.org
 
with "NTREG Ballot" in the subject line.

 
Thank you.  
 
 



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