Get involved in YOUR industry association by joining a Florida SEIA Committee.
To volunteer for a committee email Wendy Parker (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the chairperson listed below
Membership Committee - Co-Chairs: Paola Humphrey & Joel Durrance
Purpose: To increase the number and quality of our relationships with solar industry firms operating in Florida. To monitor and ensure member satisfaction and engage with membership at events.
Seek & Onboard New Members
Create a consistent onboarding experience for members.
Ensure members understand FlaSEIA goals and plans, potential to participate in meetings, events, and committees; and available resources.
Approve New Members and confirms compliance (license and insurance)
Survey for member satisfaction and feedback (key issues not being addressed)
Events & Communication Committee - Chairperson: Jeff Juger (email@example.com)
Purpose: To drive member engagement through events, workshops, conferences, and various messaging (e.g. Florida Solar and Storage Summit).
Coordinate Workshops, Conferences, Meetings (Florida Solar & Storage Summit)
Communicate with membership regarding events, education, and rules/regs.
Put together a newsletter for membership
Communicate with public (website, social media, media, etc.), promoting the value of solar & the solar industry in FL
Consider city-level events for member clusters
Education Committee - Chairperson: Dave Bessette (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Purpose: Manage the Solar Apprenticeship Program jointly managed by FSEC and FlaSEIA. Organize CEU opportunities in collaboration with the Events Committee. Maintain relationships with educational facilities and providers.
Manage FlaSEIA-FSEC Solar Apprenticeship Program
Coordinate with education providers to create CEU courses
Maintain solar as a professional trade
Serve as resource for questions about licensing and the industry
Local Regulations Committee - Chairperson: Ben Millar (Ben.Millar@mysunharvest.com)
Purpose: Manage local initiatives related to HOA’s, Solar Rights Law implementation at the local level, SolarAPP+, and AHJ and Inspection Training; City or Region specific sub-committee.
Create sub-group of members by active geography (suggested areas: Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Miami)
Solar Done Right Educational Seminars to AHJs
Provide educational resources for homeowners, HOA’s and installation companies on what homeowner rights are
Provide a letter of support or communication protocol when installers need the support.
Recommended attorney’s to support their case
Streamline permitting via education to building departments/ahjs
Advocate for consistency with code across municipalities
Push adoption of SolarAPP
Push for no show inspections (no need for contractor to be there); or virtual inspections
Advocate for SolarAPP
Legislative & Regulatory Committee - Co-Chairs: Jim Purekal & Sterling Clifford
Purpose: Maintain relationships with key local and state legislators and PSC. Review any positive or negative laws affecting solar at state or federal level.
Promote definition of NEM as 1-1 swap; defend NEM
Work with DBPR to develop a consumer protection guide on who can and cannot sell solar in Florida.
Feed legislative and regulatory updates to Events and Communication committee for use in newsletter
Keep Board updated with relevant policy news
Collaborate with like-minded organizations; lobby as needed (look for lobbyist)
Educate legislators and regulators about the Florida solar industry; become go-to resource for information
Ethics Committee (convened as needed)
Purpose: Create standards for professional conduct in Florida solar. Arbitrate as needed.
Wendy to consolidate and report unlicensed activity in the State.
Wendy to update the website on the two topics above.
Convene as needed to settle ethics issues
Hall of Fame Committee (convened as needed) - Chairperson: Chairperson: Dave Bessette (email@example.com)
Purpose: Nominate individuals to the Florida Solar Hall of Fame.
Create program, criteria, and rules.