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Meeting date/time: 9/22/2022 2:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtual
Education and Outreach Work Group
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   1. Call to Order ? Roll Call and welcome ? Approval of Minutes from August 18

Minutes note: Call to order: 2:06 PM ? Roll Call and welcome Present: Bridget Brown, Jennifer Evans, Maithilee Kanthi, Mandi McAlister, Deneine Powell, Erick Shambarger, Bruce Wiggins Absent: Cristo Pisczek Excused: Linda Frank, Ted Kraig, Supreme Moore Omokunde, Megan Severson Guest: Sarah Walwema, GRAEF Visitors: Jennifer Goldman, Gunnar Raasch, George Martin, Frieda Webb
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   2. Climate and Equity Plan (CEP) draft

Minutes note: Walwema reported that a draft of the CEP will be released to the Work Group Chairs on Monday, September 26. Feedback from them is due to Walwema on October 26. Walwema noted that GRAEF was able to include some of the survey comments in the CEP, but we are welcome to suggest others if they seem more appropriate. Shambarger would like photos included in the draft if possible. Walwema will send a draft of the proposed survey to Evans on September 23. McCalister will load the revised CEP and survey onto Social Pinpoint by October 12 to meet the public release target date of October 13.
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   3. Outreach and Events Team ? Sept- Dec 2022 timeline ? 9/27 Greening the Grid ? 10/3 City Budget hearing ? October Town Halls

Minutes note: The Sept- Dec 2022 timeline was reviewed. Outreach is planning two Town Halls for October, but that may affect the timeline for submission to the Common Council and Planning Commission. There is a question about moving everything forward one month. Wiggins questioned whether it is better to submit a draft to the Common Council in case they have changes to make, but Shambarger noted that it is important to make sure the environmental community is on-board with the plan. It was agreed to extend the dates for submission to the Common Council and City Planning Commission if possible. Shambarger asked Powell to work with Evans to update the timeline and make sure we have the correct dates. ? Greening our Electricity is being offered on September 27 at 6:30PM. Kanthi and Martin will handle the chat. ? The City Budget hearing takes place at 6:30PM on October 3. Evans reported that talking points and information about the hearing will be sent out. Public Hearing https://milwaukee.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=999852&GUID=694FD24A-5821-4B2F-9153-198B5A804544 ? October 25 and 27 Town Halls – planning by the Outreach Team is underway for two events – possibly hybrid -- to be held on the north and south sides of town. The plan is to offer them onsite at local libraries (Mitchell and Washington Park) or other community sites in communities of color, close to public transportation and free parking. Powell announced that she had reserved Centennial Hall. It was decided this can be a back-up location. McAlister has devised a plan to enable translation services during one of the sessions, which she is investigating with library staff. Volunteers will be needed for calls and setup. Evans has reached out to the Work Group chairs to confirm their availability.
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   4. Coalition Planning ? Progress report ? Volunteer sign-up

Minutes note: Evans reported that Severson is assisting in coalition planning, including a draft plan and Alder voting map. October will focus on calls to potential steering committee members. To make the coalition more inclusive and broadly based, we will also reach out to neighborhood association and religious organizations. EOWG members are encouraged to help with research and phone contacts. ? Martin recommended talking to members of the Environmental Roundtable. Evans reported that our contact there is no longer with the group, and Martin agreed to send Evans new contact information.
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   5. Fuse Fellow update ? Wisconsin State Summit and Climate Fast Forward Conference

Minutes note: Powell introduced Melika Edquist, a consultant with the Clean Energy Foundation. Edquist is working with Walnut Way, Clean Wi, Sierra Club, ACE, Citizen Action, and other organizations to plan the nonpartisan Wisconsin Clean Economy Coalition. She discussed the purpose and structure of this group, which has been one and a half years in the planning. Their bias is toward policy action across the state. Their Six Policy Pillars align in many respects with the Ten Big Ideas of the CEP. The November Coalition Summit planned for after the elections will highlight some local accomplishments, assess needs going forward, and consider key policy choices.
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   6. Announcements

Minutes note: SDC will host a poverty summit – Webb will send information Shambarger will speak at the Department of Administration in October
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     Next regular meeting: October 21, 2022 ? Agenda items

Minutes note: October 21, 2022 Meeting adjourned 3:30PM
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