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Autumn Long
Autumn Long

Autumn Long

West Virginia Program Director

Autumn works to grow support for and access to solar in West Virginia by providing education on the benefits of solar, advocating for solar-friendly laws and policies, and implementing solar programs and initiatives across the state. Her written work on renewable energy has been published in local and regional media. Born and raised in West Virginia, Autumn has been an entrepreneur, community organizer, advocate, writer, editor, researcher, and gardener. She holds a Bachelor of Philosophy in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Arts in Geography from West Virginia University. Leading by example, Autumn resides on a solar-powered homestead in rural Harrison County, West Virginia, with her husband, dog, cats, chickens, horse, and donkey.

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autumn@solarunitedneighbors.org
304-608-3539

Autumn Long

West Virginia Program Director

Autumn works to grow support for and access to solar in West Virginia by providing education on the ...

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Vincent Jerkovich
Vincent Jerkovich

Vincent Jerkovich

Go Solar Program Coordinator

Vincent has worked across the spectrum of solar. Before joining Solar United Neighbors, he worked with a national solar installer and then for a non-profit organization where he provided technical assistance to local governments implementing solar best practices. At Solar United Neighbors, he helps educate co-op participants so that they can make truly informed decisions when going solar. Vincent has a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Kansas.

Contact
vincent@solarunitedneighbors.org
202-888-3601

Vincent Jerkovich

Go Solar Program Coordinator

Vincent has worked across the spectrum of solar. Before joining Solar United Neighbors, he worked with a ...

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Carra Cheslin
Carra Cheslin

Carra Cheslin

Director of Engagement

Carra serves as the Director of Engagement for Solar United Neighbors and is passionate about connecting, activating, and engaging people from all walks of life in the environmental movement. She joined Solar United Neighbors to contribute to the implementation of tangible on the ground solutions to climate change and to mobilize more folks to get involved with spreading the word about renewable energy in their communities. Carra has over a decade of professional experience in program management and design, community outreach and engagement, youth development, and digital organizing in the non-profit, local government, recreation, and education sectors. Carra holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Sociology-based Human Relations from Connecticut College and is a certified Wilderness First Responder and Master Gardener.

Contact
carra@solarunitedneighbors.org
202-854-9815

Carra Cheslin

Director of Engagement

Carra serves as the Director of Engagement for Solar United Neighbors and is passionate about connecting, ...

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Ben Delman
Ben Delman

Ben Delman

Communications Director

Ben is an experienced solar communications professional. He has helped solar companies get recognition for their product and project announcements and worked with solar advocates across the county to help them educate the public about policies that allow solar energy to compete a level playing field with other energy sources. At Solar United Neighbors, Ben generates attention to the work the organization does to help people go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights. Ben holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the George Washington University.

Contact
ben@solarunitedneighbors.org
202-888-3602

Ben Delman

Communications Director

Ben is an experienced solar communications professional. He has helped solar companies get recognition ...

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Solar United Neighbors named “One of the Best” by the Catalogue for Philanthropy

In 2017 the Catalogue for Philanthropy named us “One of the Best” small nonprofits in the Washington, D.C. area for our programmatic impact and financial ...

In honor of Bill Howley

On April 23, 2015, our West Virginia Program Director Bill Howley, was killed in an auto accident. Bill was a leading citizen advocate on energy issues in West ...
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