San Diego Community Power Chief Operating Officer Named City of San Diego Woman of Distinction
Mayor Todd Gloria recognizes Cody Hooven’s Impact on Sustainable Communities During Women’s History Month
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Mar. 15, 2022 – Cody Hooven was San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria’s city-wide honoree for the 2022 City of San Diego Women of Distinction. Hooven is a respected climate policy and sustainability expert and serves as San Diego Community Power’s (SDCP) Chief Operating Officer.
For the past six years to celebrate Women’s History Month, Mayor Gloria in his Assembly and Mayoral capacity has hosted a “Women of Distinction Ceremony” to honor inspirational, courageous, and strong local women who help make the City of San Diego a better place. Starting this year, the Mayor partnered in this ceremony with the City Council. There were ten women selected in total, one per council district and one selected by the Mayor.
“Cody Hooven is a thoughtful and collaborative leader whom I’ve had the pleasure and privilege to partner with for many years, dating back to the creation of San Diego’s landmark Climate Action Plan,” said San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria.“As the City’s first chief sustainability officer, she was a driving force in establishing San Diego Community Power and continues to be instrumental in propelling our city and our region toward 100-percent clean energy. For these reasons, I am proud to name her as my selection for Women of Distinction in 2022.”
Prior to launching California’s second-largest community choice energy agency, Hooven served as the first Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of San Diego, where she ensured the adoption and implementation of the City’s Climate Action Plan and supported environmental adaptation and resiliency efforts. Under her guidance, foundational work bringing equity into climate discussions was highlighted, such as the groundbreaking Climate Equity Index.
Hooven also led the development and implementation of the Port of San Diego’s Climate Action Plan, the first of its kind in the country. This plan demonstrated the ideal balance between environmental and business benefits for a major regional economic engine.
She is a well-known leader in ensuring that renewable energy, transportation, green buildings, climate resilience, and equity are all factored into a sustainable approach to addressing climate change. Hooven is committed to pushing towards 100% renewable energy for families and businesses while lifting up communities of concern through equity, inclusion, and innovation.
Under Hooven’s leadership as Chief Operating Officer, San Diego Community Power transitioned from planning mode to a fully operational service provider. SDCP launched municipal service in March and commercial and industrial service in June of 2021 and is currently rolling out residential service with San Diego residents enrolling in May. When the unincorporated areas of San Diego County and National City enroll next year, SDCP will serve nearly 1 million customers.
Hooven works on various collaborative efforts in San Diego and statewide, including as a board member of Cleantech San Diego, San Diego Urban Sustainability Coalition, and LEAN Energy US.
“Our entire organization and industry joins Mayor Gloria in celebrating Cody Hooven’s contribution to clean energy for everyone. As a new organization, strong leadership like Cody’s is crucial to growth, strength and sustainability,” said Joe Mosca, Encinitas Councilmember and Chair of SDCP’s Board of Directors.
San Diego Community Power (SDCP) is a Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) committed to providing municipalities, businesses, and residents in the six-member cities and unincorporated San Diego County with clean, renewable energy at competitive rates and investing in innovative programs that benefit the environment and the economy in our communities. Learn more at www.sdcommunitypower.org.