energy-renewable(Press Release) UNC Asheville will present A Community Conversation: WNC’s Future Energy Needs, a breakfast panel discussion, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the Sherrill Center, Mission Health System Mountain View Conference Room.

The Community Conversation is presented in partnership by Leadership Asheville, Leadership Asheville Forum and UNC Asheville’s Office of Sustainability. Sonia Marcus, UNC Asheville director of sustainability and chair of the City of Asheville Sustainability Advisory Committee, will moderate.

The panelists include:

  • Glen Snider; director of integrated resource planning and analytics, Duke Energy
  • Jim Spencer; director of engineering, New Belgium Brewing Company
  • Joan Walker; campaign director, MountainTrue
  • Michael Youth; counsel and director of regulatory affairs, NC Sustainable Energy Association.

This ticketed event includes a hot breakfast. Tickets are $20; $15 for UNC Asheville employees; $10 for UNC Asheville students. For information and to reserve tickets, visit