WED Welcomes New Director

On April 2, 2024 the Winneshiek Energy District welcomed Kristin Eggen as the second executive director of the Winneshiek Energy District. 

Eggen first came to the Winneshiek Energy District as a Green Iowa AmeriCorps volunteer in 2015. A native of Appleton, Wisconsin, Kristin studied nonprofit management at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. After graduating she promptly moved to the driftless to be near the bluffs, rivers, and extended family. You might recognize her from her recent work with the Decorah Farmers Market and Seed Savers Exchange. With a decade of experience in nonprofit communication and fundraising under her belt, she is thrilled to lead the grassroots clean energy movement in Winneshiek county, Iowa.

“Rural communities have so much to gain through increased energy efficiency and renewable energy,” says Eggen. “I am excited to help Winneshiek county residents get started on -or continue- their clean energy journey through our programs at the Winneshiek Energy District.”

Join us in welcoming Kristin or share your thoughts on clean local energy. Contact her at

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