Board President, Director Brandon Rose, Ward 1
Brandon Rose was first elected in 2016 and began serving on the SMUD Board of Directors in January 2017. He represents Ward 1, which includes Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, Orangevale and part of Folsom. He is a graduate of Bella Vista High School and U.C. Davis. He’s currently serving as Board President.
Rose first became interested in energy policy while a student researching SMUD’s network of dams in the Sierra Nevada along Highway 50. He later gained extensive experience while working in the California Energy Commission’s Renewable Energy Office with a focus on emerging technologies including solar and wind power. At the California Energy Commission, Rose was staff lead for the pilot Performance-Based Incentive Program for solar electric systems, an innovative, economic-based approach to incentivize installations, and a precursor to California’s Million Solar Roofs Initiative.
In his current role as an Air Pollution Specialist with the California Environmental Protection Agency, Rose focuses on emerging zero and near-zero transportation technologies, and the fuels that power them such as hydrogen, renewable fuels and electricity.
Rose is active in the community, having served as an elected Board Member of the Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District for more than 8 years, including 2 years as Chair, in 2010 and 2015. In 2011, Rose was elected as the Special District Representative to the Sacramento County Treasury Oversight Committee and chaired the Committee from 2014 to 2019. He is currently an executive Board member and Past President of the Environmental Council of Sacramento.
Rose graduated from Bella Vista High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from U.C. Davis in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning, with a specialization in City, Regional Planning and Public Lands Management.
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