When the Reno City Council voted in unison to drum support for the Clean Power Plan, Andy Wirth was among the first people to applaud the move saying it showed a positive sign that the country and the rest of the world would finally move from coal power that is dirty and start using renewable energy that is free from any impurities. Having voted in support, the council became an important stakeholder in the region and joined many other companies in the private sector.
Andy was optimistic that with the voices having come together and started pressing their utilities, the country would gradually get access to a better energy alternative. He also pressed on the need for the move to be taken without further ado since time was moving fast, and a healthy power alternative was needed. He was happy that with the progress made, all entities in the region would be provided with equal opportunity. He also called on citizens to be demanding more from their elected leaders and not just compliance.
He said that with the right approach and projects, elected officials can provide actual leadership that is devoid of fake promises. He was confident that with such a leadership plan, the economy can be strengthened and the environment taken good care of.
Andy Wirth is the current Chief Executive Officer of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, and has a wealth of experience of not less than 25 years in matters related with managing tourism. He is also an active supporter of community and environmental organizations and commits a lot of his time and money in them.
Andy is a firm believer in seizing opportunities when they come. After being involved in a nearly fatal skiing accident, he recovered and made a resolution to help others who are in need. He founded the Wounded Warrior Support initiative that is aimed at honoring all Navy Seals members after they return home from war. His positive approach to life and handling sensitive matters has also played a very big role in Squaw Valley getting a world-class status after being the leader in overseeing that it was renovated and new equipment bought.
Source: Reno Journal-Gazette