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Saratoga and Sunnyvale Representatives Elected to Lead Clean Energy Agency Board

New chair and vice chair named for SV Clean Energy Board of Directors

Cupertino, Calif.- On January 8, 2020, the Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) Board of Directors elected a new chair and vice chair to one-year terms. For 2020, Saratoga Mayor Howard Miller will serve as chair and Sunnyvale Vice Mayor Nancy Smith will serve as vice chair.

“I am honored to represent Saratoga on the SVCE board, and serve as the chair for 2020,” said Chair Miller. “Since the formation of SVCE, Saratoga has embraced and encouraged the mission of carbon reduction at a lower cost within our communities. From adoption of electric vehicles to all-electric building codes, I look forward to helping accelerate decarbonization in our communities and fostering innovation through SVCE.”

Howard Miller has been serving as a Saratoga Councilmember since 2008, and as Mayor in 2011, 2016 and currently in 2020. Chair Miller has served as a director of SVCE since its formation in 2016, as vice chair in 2019, and is currently also on the executive committee.

Nancy Smith is currently the Vice Mayor of Sunnyvale and has served as a Sunnyvale Councilmember and SVCE director since 2017. Additionally, Vice Chair Smith serves on the SVCE executive committee.

“I believe the climate action that SVCE is taking goes beyond carbon reduction; by supporting youth education and collaboration, SVCE is inspiring future leaders of Sunnyvale,” said Vice Chair Smith. “I am pleased to represent Sunnyvale as vice chair on the board and support all 13 communities as we continue to lead Silicon Valley into the clean energy future.”

SVCE is governed by a board of directors comprised of one elected representative from each member community. Board meetings are open to the public and held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Cupertino Community Hall, located at 10350 Torre Ave. Cupertino. The meetings are also webcast. For more information about SVCE Board Meetings, visit:


About Silicon Valley Clean Energy
Silicon Valley Clean Energy is a community-owned agency serving the majority of Santa Clara County communities, acquiring clean, carbon-free electricity on behalf of more than 270,000 residential and commercial customers. As a public agency, net revenues are returned to the community to keep rates competitive and promote clean energy programs. Member jurisdictions include Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and unincorporated Santa Clara County. SVCE is guided by a Board of Directors, which is comprised of a representative from the governing body of each member community. For more information, please visit

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