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Bob Dixson: Renewables 100 Policy Institute
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Bob Dixson,

has served as the Mayor of Greensburg, KS (pop 1,574) since May 2008.  He is a Kansas native and has been a resident of Greensburg since 1985.  Mayor Dixson is retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 26 years of  service. He served 12 years with the USD #422 School Board and eight  years as the president. The mayor has held an influential role in  Greensburg's rebuilding efforts, implementing green technology and  policy after an EF5 tornado occurred in May 2007.

Mayor Dixson strives to make Greensburg the "greenest city in  America." This city's rebuilding efforts include utilizing 100 percent  wind power and implementing a resolution that all government buildings  are built to LEED platinum specifications, including Greensburg's city  hall, a school, and a county hospital. This decision was made as a  result of severe tornado damage, which included winds measuring 205 mph,  leaving an approximately 1.7-mile wide footprint in the city, which  covered approximately 1.5 square miles. 800 residents and 60 businesses  have since committed to incorporating sustainable design practices into  Greensburg's rebuilding efforts. For more information on the city of  Greensburg, visit