Lisa Yoder

The woman who headed up Summit County’s Green initiatives for seven years is leaving.    But she’s around for a few more weeks to hand off the job to her successor.

Lisa Yoder came to work for the county in 2013.   She told KPCW that she feels it’s time now to step away and devote more time to personal interests.

She noted certainly a major accomplishment during her tenure is that Summit County joined with Park City and over 20 other locales in the state, in the Community Renewable Energy Program.

On today's Local News Hour:

(09:57) - Summit County Council Member Doug Clyde recaps Wednesday's meeting.

(27:33) - Lisa Yoder, departing Sustainability Coordinator and Emily Quinten, incoming Sustainability Coordinator for Summit County.

(38:44)- Terry Haven, Deputy Director with Voices For Utah children talks about Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids and Families COVID-19 Pandemic Pain report late last year.

The person who has guided Summit County’s Green initiatives in recent years is retiring.  

Sustainability Coordinator Lisa Yoder will be departing at the end of the year.   County Manager Tom Fisher said she is leaving some big shoes to fill.   He said she did a lot to advance the county’s climate goals.       

Rocky Mountain Power

Summit County and Park City are among a growing number of Utah communities who have indicated they want to participate in the Community Renewable Energy Program with Rocky Mountain Power.

The county’s Sustainability Coordinator, Lisa Yoder, visited KPCW to give us an indication of what comes next.

Under the program, communities can indicate that they want to obtain their electricity from 100 percent renewable sources by at least 2030.

On today’s program Wasatch County School District Communications Director John Moss has an update on Tuesday's school board meeting. Jeff Kooring, Associate Director of Ticketing for the Sundance Film Festival and Institute Managing Director Betsy Wallace have an update onto the ticketing options that are available to the public and the status of the new headquarters in the Arts and Culture District.

On today’s program, Assistant Summit County Manager Janna Young and Sustainability Manager Lisa Yoder discuss the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting, including the launch of the SCPW Solar Program. Summit County Director of Behavioral Health Aaron Newman and University of Utah Health Plans Senior Medicaid Program Manager, Tracy Altman talk about the two Healthy U Behavioral Open Houses this week and Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra and Park City Mountain Executive Chef Alex Malmborg, have details on next month's 100 Mile Meal. 

On today’s program, a final look back with Travis English, outgoing Summit County Fair manager. He is being replaced by Tyler Orgill. Park City Manager Diane Foster, Economic Development Manager Jonathan Weidenhamer and Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Summit County Sustainability Manager Lisa Yoder has details about the new electric vehicle charging station network and Laura Diaz Moore tells her story about her decision to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.

Local News Hour - March 4, 2019

Mar 4, 2019

KPCW Reporter Emily Means has a weekly update on this year's state legislative session. Summit County Sustainability Coordinator Lisa Yoder talks about an article in Business View praising the county's green efforts and U.S. Ski and Snowboard spokesman Tom Webb has a team update.

Chris Cherniak with guest host Katy Wang have a great show today. Summit County continues to expand their implementation of renewable energy, this time with the installation of solar panels and vehicle charging stations at the Transit Center and Richins Building.  The County's Sustainability Program Manager, Lisa Yoder, joins us to discuss these installs and several other projects the county has going on with respect to electrical energy retrofits and the savings they provide.

The Summit County council received their annual sustainability report on Wednesday. The report touched on topics from the county’s landfill to its vehicle fleet.

The report was presented by county sustainability director Lisa Yoder.

As council chair Kim Carson noted, one interesting item was that the majority of the county’s emissions come from its landfill.

The first guest on the program, Bret Hartl with the Center for Biological Diversity talking about Utah Senators Hatch and Lee’s attempt to gut the Endangered Species Act. Then, Brian McInerney with the National Weather Service stops by to explain why the summer of 2017 was the hottest on record.  Finally, Lisa Yoder, Summit County Sustainability Coordinator joins Chris and Nell to discuss the County’s renewable energy and carbon emissions goals. 

Local News Hour - September 26, 2017

Sep 26, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Sustainability Coordinator Lisa Yoder talks about the county's efforts to achieve net zero. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson previews Wednesday’s planning commission agenda. Park City Film Series Director Katy Wang talks about Thursday’s free screening of “She Started It,” and one of the post film panelists Juliana Duran, the Associate Director of PandoLabs and Park City Angels Staff analyst and facilitator and Sheriff Justin Martinez discusses programs in the county jail and the need for volunteers.

This Green Earth - June 13, 2017

Jun 13, 2017

Alex Taurel of the League of Conservative Voters joins Chris and Nell in the first part of the show to discuss the recent DOJ report suggesting that the Bears Ears National Monument be reduced in size.  Then Lisa Yoder, Summit County Sustainability Manager stops by to discuss her report she will be sharing with the County Council on June 21st.

For the final Local News Hour of 2016, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Scott Loomis, director of Mountainlands Community Housing, reviews  the past year of affordable housing developments and a look ahead at 2017. Lisa Yoder, Summit County Sustainability manager, discusses the county's  waiver of  solar building permit fees, and other sustainability items. Brent Christensen with Ice Castles  talks about  today's opening at the Homestead today at the Homestead and Park City planner Kirsten Whetsone talks about the new Ivers Tunnel Building at Silver Star that was dedicated yesterday.

Susan Nedell with E2 joins Chris and Nell in the first half of the program.  E2 advocates for renewable portfolio standards and energy efficiency.  In the second half of the show: Summit County has launched a pilot program which offers a professional home energy assessment to the first 100 eligible homeowners whose primary residence is in the county. The program started October 22 and County Sustainability Manager Lisa Yoder joins the program to discuss how things are progressing, what the cost is to participate and if there is still time to sign up.