Energy Advisors from left to right: Matt Plouffe, Eamonn LaDue, and Nolan Rishe

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Community development program

Community Development


One of the best assets of the Extension system is our ability to collaborate with Cornell University and other Extensions throughout the state as well as other land-grant Universities throughout the country. In doing so, we are able to share the research-based knowledge of these institutions with you.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County continues to actively gather current information on energy and the environment to provide our community with up-to-date research-based knowledge and relevant programming.

We are partnering with the Adirondack North Country Association, SUNY Canton Crest, and St. Lawrence County Cooperative Extension Association to deliver a NYSERDA Energy Hub program. The program focuses on educating and engaging the community on energy efficiencies and clean energy information. Community Energy Advisors, with assistance from Community Energy Navigator volunteers, conduct direct outreach and education to residents, multi-family homeowners, and small businesses, with a focus on low- and moderate-income residents in Jefferson, Lewis, Hamilton, Essex, Clinton, Franklin and St. Lawrence Counties. Each county has its own Community Energy Advisor, who is available to provide resources, application assistance, and information on additional incentives and financing, for residents who are interested in taking advantage of New York State programs. Energy Advisors will be there to follow up on progress and address questions to overcome barriers. 

To learn more, contact our Energy Team at 315-788-8450.  


Kayla Groff
Energy Program Manager
315-788-8450 ext. 262

Last updated October 26, 2023