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Elizabeth Johnston
Director, Public Policy

Elizabeth Johnston is a certified project management professional (PMP) with more than 15 years of experience managing and conducting economic and policy analyses for primarily state and local clients. She specializes in economic impact analysis, labor market analysis, and economic strategy development, specifically for energy infrastructure and climate policy. Ms. Johnston has conducted economic impact studies for solar technology, alternative vehicle deployment, and wind development. She has evaluated a demand-side management program for a private utility in Canada, the fiscal impacts of a national smart grid incentive, tax credits for alternative energy-powered vehicles and weatherization assistance.

Ms. Johnston has also supported municipalities across the country with policy analysis and implementation, including managing the evaluation of several energy-related policies in Massachusetts and developing and managing the selection processes for medial and commercial cannabis programs across the country. She is an experienced facilitator who has mobilized regional stakeholders and facilitated work sessions that result in community-driven action planning for policy implementation.

Ms. Johnston has an M.C.P. from the University of California Berkeley and a B.A. in Geography from Middlebury College.

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