Idaho Chapter

The CleanTech Alliance is excited to announce a new official chapter in the State of Idaho. For the past three years, the Alliance has been working with clean energy companies and leaders in Idaho to explore partnership opportunities. Out of those discussions and events, it became clear that an official Idaho Chapter of the CleanTech Alliance will be the most effective way to advance the Alliance’s, members’ and partners’ goals in the state.

Seal of the State of Idaho

The Idaho Chapter of the CleanTech Alliance is based in Boise and has its own Board of Directors that sets priorities specific to the advancement of Idaho CleanTech Alliance members’ goals. The Idaho Chapter seeks to drive innovation for clean energy in Idaho by bringing together government entities, businesses, and nonprofit leaders to position Idaho as a clean energy leader and pave the way for a prosperous, secure, and healthy future. To realize this goal, the CleanTech Alliance staff and Idaho Chapter Board of Directors will raise initial funds for a part-time staff member and programs dedicated to Idaho-specific goals.

Board Chair: Leif Elguthun – Sprout, Retrolux

Idaho Member Directory

Advisory Board and Committees

Board of Directors

The Idaho CleanTech Alliance is led by an elected Board of Directors. Each is an industry leader committed to growing the use of clean technologies across all industries and business types. Its Board of Directors meets monthly for presentations by relevant industry or policy leaders and to approve recommendations made by other working committees.

Lisa Hecht

Founder, Lisa Hecht & Associates, LLC

Leif Elgethun

Founder & CEO, Sprout Energy and Retrolux

Chair, CTA Idaho Advisory Board – Governance

John Gardner

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Boise State University

Ben Otto

Energy Associate, Idaho Conservation League

Julia Oxarango-Ingram

Founder, CrossRoads Concepts & Consulting

Paul Cooperrider

Founder & CEO, Strategiem

Chair, Policy & Government Affairs Committee

Amber Bieg

Founder & CEO, Warm Springs Consulting

Chair, Incubator for Cleantech Startups Committee

Committees

Idaho CleanTech Alliance committees are an effective way to engage with and meet other Alliance members while helping to build Idaho and the region’s cleantech economy. Each committee is led by a member of the Idaho CleanTech Alliance.

Members who are interested in joining a committee can fill out a join form here or contact Rachelle Ames for more information.

Policy & Government Affairs Committee

The Idaho CleanTech Alliance Policy & Government Affairs Committee analyzes public policy issues relevant to its diverse Idaho membership, then articulates recommendations to the Idaho Board of Directors and eventually to the Alliance Board for an Alliance position. It is through these efforts that the strength of a collective industry voice can have greater impact than any singular voice.

The Idaho Government Affairs Committee meets on the first Monday of the month from 4:00 to 5:30 PM Mountain Time. For more information, contact Lindsay McCormick or Mel Clark.

  • Idaho Chair: Paul Cooperrider

Events, Education & Outreach Committee

The Idaho CleanTech Alliance Events, Education & Outreach Committee engages diverse stakeholders and recommends speakers, topics and formats for annual Signature Events, which are:

  • Meet & Greets
  • Conferences & Summits
  • CleanTech Innovation Showcase held on the last week of June
  • Energy Leadership Summit held in the fall
  • CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series held on the second Wednesday in September through May (except for November) (7 events)

The Idaho Events, Education & Outreach Committee meets on the first Thursday of the month from 12:00 – 1:00 PM Mountain Time.

If you are a member interested in participating, contact Jennifer Audet.

  • Idaho Chair: Heather Colwell

Membership Committee

The Idaho CleanTech Alliance Membership Committee serves as the front line to research how membership will benefit potential members. An established ambassador program helps new members connect with cleantech industry leaders from Idaho and across the region, filling them in on membership benefits.

The Idaho Membership Committee meets on the first Thursday of the month from 12:00 – 1:00 PM Mountain Time. If you are interested in joining, contact Rachelle Ames.

  • Idaho Chair: Deb LaSalle

Education & Training for CleanTech Jobs Committee

The Education & Training for CleanTech Jobs Committee supports college, votech, and community college support for cleantech labor needs.

The Education & Training for CleanTech Jobs meets quarterly. If you are interested in joining, contact Rachelle Ames.

  • Idaho Chair: Kathy Arauju (BSU, EPI, CAES)

Incubator for CleanTech Startups

Supports incubators, mentorship, support, impact investor relations, startup companies, and Boise StartUp Week in October.

The Incubator for CleanTech Startups meets quarterly. If you are interested in joining, contact Rachelle Ames.

  • Idaho Chair: Amber Bieg