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May 23, 2012
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Vote Bertuglia, Palmer and Gardner for Holy Cross

As members of our electric co-op, we elect the leadership who decide our energy future, including energy efficiency programs and our portfolio of wind, solar, hydro, and biomass power. I ask that you take a moment to vote in this important election for Kristen Bertuglia, Adam Palmer and Bob Gardner. Ballots must be mailed by June 4.

Holy Cross is one of the most progressive co-ops in the state while maintaining low energy rates. As a leader, we set an example in energy efficiency, clean power and innovative programs. I am running for the Board because I care about our environment and am committed to our region's future. As Director I will ensure:

• Long term price stability

• Smart investment in renewable energy

• Responsible fiscal management

• Members utilize available programs that reduce energy bills.

As sustainability coordinator for Vail and manager of the town's recent $3.2 million energy efficiency overhaul, I have worked hard to ensure taxpayer dollars are spent responsibly, with maximum return on investment. Over the past 15 years, I have worked for the U.S. Forest Service, local government, private industry and non-profit organizations. I know what motivates businesses and individuals to save energy, and how to improve audit and rebate programs. I am experienced in commercial efficiency projects, community energy demand reduction, residential audits, retrofits, efficient building and biomass investigation.

My husband Steve and I are involved community members. You may know us through annual highway, town and river cleanups, zero-waste events and the West Vail Community Garden. I currently serve as a director of the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability, treasurer of the West Vail Community Garden and vice-chair of the Institute for Environmental Solutions.

Kristen Bertuglia


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