Chamber backs Energy City mission

The Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has unanimously passed a resolution of support of the Elk River Energy City Commission as an asset to the community.

Elk River was named Energy City in 1997. The program is facing possible budget cuts as the Elk River City Council sets the city’s 2012 budget.

 According to the chamber resolution, Energy City has provided resources and demonstrations of cutting-edge technologies to residents, companies and leaders from around the state, country and globe. The resolution also states that energy conservation programs and projects provide an attraction for like-minded individuals and businesses thereby helping to grow the business base of Elk River.

The chamber “supports Energy City’s mission to promote the Elk River community, energy efficiency, recycling, green resources and renewable energy initiatives through active encouragement, demonstrations and education,” according to the resolution.