Hill named public official of the year by energy group

It didn’t take Jenn Hill long to start racking up the accolades.

The Marquette Democrat who represents the 109th District in Lansing was recently named public official of the year by the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council.

According to its website, the MEIBC’s “mission is to grow Michigan’s advanced energy economy by fostering opportunities for innovation and business growth and offering a unified voice in creating a business-friendly environment for the advanced energy industry in Michigan.”

Hill, meanwhile, is a member of the Energy Reliability, Resilience and Accountability Task Force.

She has long held an interest in clean energy, going back to her time on the Marquette City Commission.

In a recent Mining Journal story on the matter, she voiced pleasure at receiving the recognition from the MEIBC.

“Our transition to clean energy needs to be a rising tide that lifts all boats. As policymakers, business leaders, advocates and citizens, it’s up to us to develop a positive vision of how life will be better for all of us under a carbon-neutral standard,” Hill said in a press release. “We need to make sure that every community has access to clean energy — especially those most impacted by pollution — and that the transition benefits businesses and consumers alike. I will continue to work hard to advance legislation to make our energy system more efficient, increase reliability and lower energy costs for families in the U.P. and throughout our state.”

Congratulations to Jenn Hill on being named the MEIBC’s public official of the year.


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