Phone: 515-244-1194 (EXT. 208)
Kerri Johannsen joined the Council in August 2016. She manages the Council’s state legislative program for both energy and water priorities, and works with the Council’s energy program director and climate/energy policy specialist to advance clean energy policies in the state.
Kerri grew up on a farm near Protivin, Iowa. She earned a B.A. in Political Science from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MPP with a focus on science, technology and environmental policy from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the Council, Kerri served as policy specialist and legislative liaison with the Iowa Utilities Board. Over the past ten years, Kerri has been involved in the development of energy, climate and water policy with NGOs, state government agencies and in the U.S. Senate.
The 2018 Legislative Session was a year of highs and lows, with hard-fought battles over protection of Iowa's water and land and clean energy leadership. The Council did not win every round, but with our supporters we changed the direction of the conversation on many issues.
The session is over and the consequences are real, but the Council's policy, advocacy and regulatory work outside of Session will only improve our position going into 2018.
Governor Branstad unveiled his budget recommendations for the remainder of fiscal year 17 and for fiscal years 18 and 19. Unfortunately, his recommendations will not lead to the aggressive action required to address our water quality problems.
We are excited to announce the legislative priorities we have developed in partnership with our members, our member organizations and our board for the 2017 legislative session. With your help, we can make Iowa a safer, healthier and more beautiful state!
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