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Focus Friday - Sept 21 8:30 am: Focus on Lake Norman – Our Shared Treasure 

dUKEFocus Friday – September 21st 8:30 to 10:00 am

Focus on Lake Norman – Our Shared Treasure 

Join Duke Energy for a three-part discussion on one of the greatest environmental assets in our region. The Focus Friday takes on Friday, September 21st from 8:30 to 10 am in the Randy Marion Board Room 19900 West Catawba Avenue Suite 201.Cornelius.

Topics include:

Lake Shoreline Management―Commercial classifications on Lake Norman have been called “zoning” on the water. Get an update from Duke Energy’s Lake Management professionals about Lake Shoreline permitting, lease renewals, and other related topics. (Presenter: Joe Kluttz, Lake Services Representative)

Marshall Steam Station Operations―Duke Energy is taking on one of its biggest environmental projects ever with ash basin closure. Industry scientists and engineers have developed strong, robust plans to safely close ash basins in ways that protect people, the environment and minimize the noise, truck traffic and other impacts to the local community. (Presenter: Lisa Parrish, Community Relations Manager)

Lake Norman Recreation Opportunities for 2018 and Beyond―We’ll take a look ahead at the Catawba-Wateree Hydro Project recreation management plan and what’s on tap for Lake Norman recreation enhancements in the next five to 10 years. (Presenter: John Crutchfield, Director, Public Safety & Recreation Strategy Planning)

Focus Friday is a public policy program of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce which examines community and legislative issues from multiple perspectives. While intended for Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce members and community leaders, guests are welcome by RSVP to the Chamber at 704-892-1922.

The program is presented by Novant Health - Huntersville Medical Center and sponsored by Business Today and WSIC 100.7 FM. The program is emceed by Public Policy Chairman Jason Colvin.

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, with approximately 950 business members, represents the Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius, and greater Lake Norman regional business community.

Our Speakers include:

Joe Kluttz has more than thirty-seven years of experience with Duke Energy. During his tenure, he has had numerous roles including Electric Distribution, Risk Management, and Lake Services. He is currently a Lake Services Joe Kluttz Photo 480x640Representative on Lake Norman, a 32,475-acre hydroelectric project on the Catawba River. In this role, he facilitates a comprehensive shoreline management program created to balance private and public access while protecting the environmental, public recreational, cultural and scenic values of the project. Mr. Kluttz lives in Huntersville, North Carolina and is a member of the Huntersville Board of Adjustment.

Lisa Parrish Duke Energy Photo 427x640Lisa Parrish says she has the best job at Duke Energy. As a Community Relations Manager, Lisa works to share the company’s vision in the community and nurture meaningful relationships with key groups and organizations. Before moving to the Queen City, she lived in Alabama (Roll Tide!) and worked as the chief of staff to the president of the state utilities commission. Prior to that, Lisa was a television journalist. Her biggest lifetime accomplishment is the successful launch of four adult children – three of which are triplets.

Dan is the Emergency Preparedness and Quality Assurance Manager with the Coal Combustion Products Organization in Duke Energy. He has a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Syracuse University. The majority of Dan’s 37 years of professional experience have been dedicated to environmental remediation activities. His primary area of expertise is Net Environmental Benefit Analysis.

John Crutchfield is Director of Public Safety & Recreation Strategy Planning Services at Duke Energy. Mr. Crutchfield is responsible for public safety, recreation planning including facilities design and construction, cultural resources and lands issues at Duke Energy’s power plant sites. Mr. Crutchfield received a B.S. degree in zoology (1979) and his M.S. degree in aquatic ecology with a statistics minor (1992) from N.C. State University. Mr. Crutchfield is also a 2002 Fellow of the NCSU Natural Resources Leadership Institute. Mr. Crutchfield has over 38 years’ experience in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hydro project relicensing and compliance of environmental, shoreline management, and recreation issues.John Crutchfield Photo 180x240

Mr. Crutchfield served as President of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation Board of Directors from 2010-2012 and was named President Emeritus in 2016. Mr. Crutchfield is currently serving on the N.C. Wildlife Resources Nongame Advisory Committee, the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists Board of Directors, and the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He and his wife, Pam reside in Huntersville.

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