County receives SolSmart Gold

Pictured, from left, are Doug Powers, an Elkhart County planner; Jason Auvil, county planning manager; County Commissioners Suzie Weirick and Mike Yoder; Leah Thill, MACOG senior environmental planner; Building Commissioner Kevin Williams; and Plan Director Chris Godlewski.

GOSHEN — Elkhart County has received the SolSmart Gold designation for its solar power-friendly practices.

The U.S. Department of Energy program recognizes communities that have smoothed the way for people to install solar panels. The award was presented to the Elkhart County Commissioners on Monday by Leah Thill, senior environmental planner with the Michiana Area Council of Governments.

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