Alissa Schafer, Supervisor on Florida’s Broward County Soil and Water Conservation District speaks on a panel with other elected officials about the importance of sustainable agricultural practices for the health and well being of all.

On her election win Alissa said,”I hope to help it be understood by all that our soil and water are vitally important – Florida has a front row seat for what we stand to loose unless appropriate action is taken. I look forward to utilizing this board and working with my fellow supervisors to help Broward repair, revitalize, and protect our precious natural resources.”

Alissa Jean Schafer is a research and communications specialist at the Energy and Policy Institute. She has been tracking policy and advocacy efforts since 2014, following several years of work in the building materials and solar industry. Alissa has a successful track record of working to effect change in the quest for climate change mitigation and adaptation. She is a recipient of the Solutions Project ONE100 award, Southern Regional Director for Young Elected Officials Network, Local Progress Committee Member, member of the South Florida 100, serves on the Broward Soil and Water Conservation District, and is a former board member for the Broward County Ruth’s List and Floridians for Lowered Energy Costs. Alissa is also a clean energy educator for Catalyst Miami, a consultant to many elected officials and candidates, and a former Sunshot Initiative coach for the Department of Energy.