Daniel Soltero is a Program Manager in Energy & Environmental Programs at the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG). He joined WRCOG in 2018 and is responsible for planning and implementation of energy, smart city, and broadband initiatives for WRCOG’s member agencies. He implemented the Regional Streetlight Program, which facilitated the sale of over 50,000 utility-owned streetlights to 11 local governments, completed a streetlight LED conversion and currently manages a regional maintenance services contract for participating agencies. Daniel also leads the development and implementation of the Energy Resilience Plan, which serves as a resource for identifying and prioritizing local government critical facilities, and designing for energy resilience solutions in response to power interruptions. He holds a B.A. in Public Policy from the University of California, Riverside, and has interests in energy efficiency, DER’s, the nexus between energy and grid infrastructure with the environment, as well as climate adaptation planning.