Energize Clinton County was co-founded by Mark Rembert and Taylor Stuckert in 2008 to lead community based economic development in Clinton County, Ohio following the loss of the region's largest employer. ECC's approach is rooted in the idea that all members of the community should be empowered to be agents of economic development, and that rural communities like Clinton County have great opportunities for sustainable economic growth by plugging leaks in the local economy. Since its founding, ECC has developed and led more than 15 programs and projects in collaboration with diverse community partners focused on growing the local food economy, catalyzing entrepreneurship and innovation, investing in sustainable energy solutions, and developing local human capital and talent.
Board of Directors
Mary Tom Watts
- On the Strength and Resilience of Rural America - President Barack Obama - Oct 4, 2016 - Recognizes the Clinton Community Fellows program as an example of rural innovation
- Down Town - Cincinnati Magazine - October 30, 2013 - Feature on Wilmington/ECC
- Reversing the Brain Drain to Save a Home Town - The Atlantic - April 23, 2013 - Feature on ECC
- 7 People Under 30 Who Are Changing the World - Fast Company - April 2, 2013 - Features ECC Co-Founders Mark Rembert & Taylor Stuckert
- ‘Energizing Clinton County’ Restores Jobs In Small-Town America - Huffington Post - February 15, 2011 - Feature on ECC
- Applying Peace Corps Ideas To Hometown In Need - NPR - March 3, 2009 - Feature on ECC
- America's Best Communities - Quarterfinalist & $50,000 award winner - 2015
- American Planning Association - National Planning Achievement Awards - 2013
- Toyota/Audubon TogetherGreen Conservation Fellow - 2012
- DoSomething Award - Finalist at $10,000 award winner - 2010
- PopTech - Social Innovation Fellows - 2009
- Wiederhold, Anna. "Conducting fieldwork at and away from home: shifting researcher positionality with mobile interviewing methods." Qualitative Research 15.5 (2015): 600-615.
- Schock, Christian, et al. "Growing Forward in Response to an Economic Disaster." Economic Development Journal13.1 (2014): 5.
- Hallinan, Kevin, et al. "Energy information augmented community-based energy reduction." Sustainability 4.7 (2012): 1371-1396.
- Pilloton, Emily. "Depth over breadth: designing for impact locally, and for the long haul." interactions 17.3 (2010): 48-51.
- Stuckert, Taylor, Mark Rembert. "Applying the Lessons of International Development Back Home." The Solutions Journal, Volume 1, Issue 6, November 2010, Pages 19-21