Progress in Action

Elected officials share the stories of permitting wind projects in their communities.

The only constant in life is change. But change—and even progress—doesn’t always come easily. That holds true in many of the rural communities where wind farms are proposed and developed. Projects must overcome challenges, and so too must the elected officials who permit them. But ultimately, most host communities enthusiastically embrace wind farms and welcome a slice of the $1 billion pie that wind facilities pay each year to landowners and state and local governments.

Hear from officials, in their own words, from seven towns across the country as they highlight how the hard work of considering and ultimately approving the development of a wind farm is yielding the benefits promised from day one.


Cat Strumlauf

Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

Cat leads Apex’s marketing and communications team, with a focus on corporate communications, content creation, and media and partner relations. Prior to joining the company, she worked in broadcast journalism as a reporter. Cat holds an MSJ from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a BA in marketing and entrepreneurship from the College of William and Mary’s Mason School of Business.