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Who We Are

Energy Conservation Works is a joint powers board made up of

ECW Board Overview

What We Do

We work in partnership with the Town of Jackson, Teton County, Lower Valley Energy, and a wide spectrum of organizations to implement and advocate for energy conservation and emissions reduction in Jackson Hole.

Jackson Hole Energy and Emissions The Big Picture

Energy Conservation Works and our partners use a variety of programs and sources of capital, including the $3.8M SPET for energy efficiency and distributed generation approved in 2010, to invest in initiatives to conserve energy and reduce emissions in Jackson Hole.

What Are We Doing About It?

We have some of the cheapest and cleanest (primarily hydro) electricity in the country, but the more we all use, the more it will cost because there's limited hydro resources in our region. We also have access to limited, but growing, 100% wind energy. Choose to reduce and keep our power green.

As of October 2016, ECW is excited to start offering 0% interest loans for energy efficiency for your business.

Contact us to learn more

Energy Conservation Works facilitates projects funded from various sources of capital, such as the 2010 $3.8M SPET for energy efficiency and distributed generation, Teton County's Energy Mitigation fund, and Bonneville Power Adminsitration. See some of what we've accomplished so far.

Snow King Ice

The Town of Jackson, Teton County, START, Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities, Energy Conservation Works, Friends of Pathways, along with a myriad of organizations in the community have taken numerous actions to address our community's transportation emissions. Learn more below and see what you can do.


In 2009, former World Bank President James Wolfensohn inspired our community leaders, including former Mayor Mark Barron, to transform Jackson Hole in to a leader in energy conservation and use our special history and landscape to share the message, encouraging people around the world to act.

Leaders from the Town of Jackson, Teton County, and Lower Valley Energy created Energy Conservation Works, a joint powers board with board members from each of the three entities, as well as citizen board members, with the goal of achieving significant energy conservation and reducing our carbon footprint. That mission remains today.

Our Board

  • Jim Webb

    Jim Webb, Board Chair

    Lower Valley Energy CEO

    Jim has served as Chair of Energy Conservation Works since 2015, when he took over for former Mayor Mark Barron. He has been President/CEO of Lower Valley Energy since 1994. Before that, Jim worked for numerous energy companies and served as President of the Idaho Energy Authority. He has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Utah. In addition to Energy Conservation Works, Jim serves on the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce Board and the Northwest Requirements Utilities Board.

    Team Member

    Leslie Mattson, Treasurer

    Citizen Board Member

    Leslie has served as President of the Grand Teton National Park Foundation since 2004. Under her leadership, the organization has transformed from a small, locally-focused nonprofit to a top-tier National Park Service fundraising partner, raising $23M from private sector donors to build the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center and to fund wildlife, education, and improvement projects in the park. Leslie has 30 years of experience in nonprofit administration and fundraising for institutions such as the Jackson Hole Land Trust, where during her 13-year tenure, she oversaw the $26M Campaign for Our Valley that resulted in the permanent protection of 25,000 acres of our local landscape. Originally from Massachusetts, Leslie has a B.S. from Tufts University. She has lived in Wyoming for over 20 years where she is an avid skier, golfer, hiker, and Red Sox fan.

    Team Member

    Hailey Levinson, Secretary

    Jackson Town Councilor

    Hailey has served on the Jackson Town Council since 2012. Originally from Jackson, her family has been involved in the hospitality industry through owning and operating the Sundance Inn for 22 years and now the Inn on the Creek since 2011. She has a B.A. in International Relations and Political Science from Georgetown University and enjoys applying her education as a leader in the Jackson community. As a Town of Jackson councilor, Hailey passionately supports responsible and sustainable stewardship of our natural environment.

  • Team Member

    Natalia Macker

    Teton County Commissioner

    As a Teton County Commissioner, Natalia works diligently in support of our public lands and Teton County's conservation values. In 2015, Governor Matt Mead appointed her to serve on the Land Quality Advisory Board for the Department of Environmental Quality. Natalia is a member of the Rotary Club of Jackson Hole, volunteers annually for Old Bill's Fun Run for Charities, and previously served on the Teton County/Town of Jackson Parks & Recreation Advisory Board. She graduated cum laude from Yale University, is a graduate of Leadership Jackson Hole, and a member of the Young Elected Officials Network. Natalia lives in Hoback with her husband and son.

    Ted Ladd

    Ted Ladd

    Lower Valley Energy Board Member

    Ted is a Professor, an entrepreneur, and has been a Director and Board Member at Lower Valley Energy since 2006. After two decades in high-tech start-ups, the last one of which was purchased by Google, he now teaches economics, strategy, and entrepreneurship to graduate students at Hult International Business School. Ted holds a B.A. from Cornell, an M.B.A. from Wharton, an M.A. in Economics from Johns Hopkins, and a Ph.D. in Management of Business Systems from Case Western Reserve. He received the Fulbright Scholarship for Faculty and was awarded Best Paper in Social Entrepreneurship by the Academy of Management. He and his wife, Laura, live in Wilson.

    Team Member

    Gary Weiss

    Citizen Board Member

    Gary has over 25 years of experience as an Entrepreneur, Operator, and Managing Director of energy technology and mechanical management companies. Although he "retired" to Jackson in 2001, Gary is still deeply involved in identifying and bringing to market alternative energy technology companies. He has also been a speaker and panelist at numerous energy conferences, such as the MIT forum and the CleanTech/Discovery Showcase conference. Gary has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA. He is a registered Professional Engineer throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, and is a U.S. Patent Holder and published author. Gary, his wife Kim, and two children live in Jackson.

  • Laura Bonich

    Laura Bonich

    Citizen Board Member

    Laura is the Director of Business Development at NV5, a leader in the delivery of sustainable solutions for civil infrastructure. As a LEED Accredited Professional, she has spent the last 20 years advocating for design code changes and engineering solutions for complex master-planned communities and revitalization of mixed-use districts. Laura is a full member of the Urban Land Institute, past branch president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Chair of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s National Technical Committee for the ENVISION rating system, and a member of the Harvard Graduate School of Design Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory Board.

    Team Member

    Jim Speyer

    Citizen Board Member

    Jim has spent the past 30 years working for the Environmental Protection Agency and serving as the head of several international companies’ Energy and Environment Practices. Jim started his career in Washington, DC, working in various positions in the government, including serving on President Carter’s White House Energy Staff. He has a B.S.E. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.P.A. from Princeton University. Jim is an avid biker, skier, and hiker.

    Team Member

    John Reed

    Citizen Board Member

    John has worked as a Solution Architect and Management Consultant for energy companies throughout North America for 15 years. His main focus is to develop strategic vision for large technology change initiatives, then lead organizations through requirements, design, development, and implementation. John's main area of expertise is Smart Grid and its transformative power on the efficiency of our overall electric system. He has a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in Political Economy from Tulane University. John spends his free time snowboarding and exploring Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone. He, his wife, Heather, and two children live in Jackson.

Executive Director

Phil Cameron

Phil Cameron

As our Executive Director since 2014, Phil oversees all aspects of Energy Conservation Works. Prior to this, he was Executive Director of Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities where in 2011, the Department of Energy recognized Phil as a ‘Rising Star’ in the National Clean Cities program for his work on a $500,000 transportation efficiency project across Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. His past experience includes environmental education, monitoring, and resource management. Phil received his B.A. in Geology from Amherst College and completed the Teton Science Schools’ Environmental Education Residency program in 2007. He also serves on Teton County's Integrated Solid Waste & Recycling board. Phil, his wife Robin, and son live in Jackson.