POWERful Choices! is both a department within the City and a peer advisory committee. The intent of the committee is to advise staff on programming but also to act as marketers of the POWERful Choices! initiative. The POWERful Choices! advisory committee is open to anyone interested in moving River Falls toward a more sustainable future.
Actively promote energy efficiency, conservation, and renewable resource development
Act as communication liaison between Utility Advisory Board, City Council, and the committee
Facilitate meetings and ensure the effectiveness by directing discussions to meet goals
Community Representation & Responsibilities
POWERful Choices! meetings are open to anyone interested in helping River Falls become as sustainable as possible. The committee shares ideas and help staff in the refinement of programming. The committee has no spending authority.
Attend meetings on time
Bring energy conservation and renewable energy ideas to committee meetings
Actively promote energy efficiency, conservation, and renewable resource development to create more visibility by motivating the community to work together and contribute to the increase in overall participation and success
Act as ambassadors for programs, services, and projects as offered to RFMU customers
Participate in marketing and outreach for utility programs
Assist in organizing and participating in community events designed to promote the initiative
Provide feedback from other community residents and businesses
Communicate committee activities to peers, co-workers, neighbors, and others
Coordinate efforts to encourage citizen participation in efforts to reduce energy use and adopt sustainable technologies and lifestyles