Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
Residential Energy Program Manager
Energetic, Inclusive, Creative
Larissa Johnson deserves a place on the 2021 Traeger list because she can figure out a way to partner with just about every organization, business, or person she meets. Through the Montgomery Energy Connection platform, she has created innovative programming that focuses on energy efficiency and meets people where they are – such as Brews and Bulbs at breweries, Books and Bulbs at libraries, LEDs and Libations at our County run liquor stores.
Without any new funding, personnel, or resources, she has created a video series called Home Energy Hacks that is produced at no additional cost to the Department. Outside of her regular work responsibilities, she has also become the lead for our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion group within our department, leading the entire County government in that work group effort, and is our LiveWell champion to encourage our department to be active with fun and engaging events. Larissa is a dynamic, energetic, and innovative person who literally breaks the mold on what’s considered a “government employee.”
Larissa has grown and managed the Montgomery Energy Connection, a comprehensive energy efficiency education and partnership program. This program goes beyond the department we’re in and spans County-wide including multiple government departments, private businesses, and residents of Montgomery County.
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