2021-2023 Strategic Plan

LGSEC is at an inflection point in its organizational growth with new opportunities and challenges influencing its future. Local governments, along with RENs and CCAs, are increasingly important players in the energy sector. However, jurisdictions are still looking for the right balance of serving constituents, meeting regulatory mandates, and fighting climate change. The new federal focus and funding on clean energy, the drive for electrification, more intense climate action planning, and more aggressive carbon neutrality goals are all important activities that make LGSEC’s work essential. At the same time, LGSEC does not have as high of a profile as it could, with limited brand awareness, and is not yet a standard membership organization for jurisdictions. This 2-year strategic plan is a concise, action-oriented tool to assist the Board of Directors, staff, and members to effectively manage and optimize the benefits of these changes.

The plan focuses on five main themes to move the organization decisively forward:

Enhance its regulatory capabilities and effectiveness.

Solidify the organization’s capacity and ability to manage change.

Build the membership to be more inclusive and comprehensive.

Foster partnerships to expand its reach.

Build stronger funding to support the organization’s mission.

Integrating Equity

In addition, LGSEC is dedicated to embracing and integrating equity into all of its work. In 2020, LGSEC adopted an equity statement and this Strategic Plan provides a means to clearly identify actions to move the equity commitment forward. As part of this process, LGSEC has defined what equity means for its work as reflected below.

Equity Definition

For LGSEC, ‘Equity’ means intentionally and proactively supporting policy and local governments who are underserved and underrepresented, based on access and availability to energy information and resources, and regulatory engagement.