In June 2018, Amy Wyant joined the Mohawk Valley Clean Energy Communities team. Amy has an eclectic background that ranges from Microbial Ecology research to Systems Administration for a Social Justice Video Coalition in San Francisco, CA. Currently, Amy is the CEO of Total Geekery, a local small business consulting firm with branches in Syracuse and Richfield Springs, NY. In her free time, Amy has been an integral part of forming and building the Richfield Springs Community Food Cooperative, along with previous Mohawk Valley Clean Energy Coordinator, Dan Sullivan.
As the Mohawk Valley Clean Energy Coordinator, Amy’s main focus at the Mohawk Valley Economic Development District (MVEDD) is providing technical assistance to municipalities in the six county region, through the Clean Energy Communities Program. MVEDD also provides assistance to local businesses through gap lending. Cabryn Gurrdo administers the NYSERDA Community Energy Engagement Program (CEEP) from the MVEDD office. CEEP assists residents as well as local businesses reduce their energy consumption and energy costs. MVEDD loan fund sources include the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council (REDC), federal Rural Development Agricultural funds, as well as New York State Job Development Authority Agriculture Loan funds. MVEDD is also an arm of the federal EDA for infrastructure grants to local municipalities.
Amy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.