New Clean Energy Campaigns Director

Montravias King to Serve as NCLCV Clean Energy Campaigns Director

King is a former public school teacher, Elizabeth City council member

RALEIGH, N.C.— Today, the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters announced Montravias King as their new Clean Energy Campaigns Director. King will start August 9.

In this newly created position, King will drive all of NCLCV and the NCLCV Foundation’s local, state, and federal policy and organizing campaigns to advance clean energy, climate action, energy efficiency, and energy and climate justice, in coordination with partners across the environmental, energy, and social justice spaces.

“We are very excited to welcome someone as gifted as Montravias to our growing staff,” said Carrie Clark, NCLCV Executive Director. “His experience building diverse coalitions and leading teams will be a huge benefit to our work and the communities we fight with.”

Elected in 2013 to the Elizabeth City Council at the age of 22, King became one of the youngest elected officials in the nation at the time. His ascent to public office did not come without a fight, however. Opponents challenged his candidacy because of his Elizabeth City State University dormitory address. But with national media attention spurred by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, King went on to win the challenge, and won the election with overwhelming support.

King soon became a frequent guest commentator for Huffington Post Live and the HBCU Nation radio show, and the New York Times, Washington Post, BET News, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, and other national outlets featured his story. In 2013, the North Carolina NAACP awarded King their Political Action Trailblazer Award, and the following year, the Young Democrats of North Carolina named him their Young Elected Official of the Year.

King previously taught middle and high school history and civics in North Carolina public schools. Most recently, he worked at the North Carolina General Assembly as a Legislative Aide to state Senator Natalie Murdock of Durham County and Representative (now Senator) Sydney Batch of Wake County.

King earned a Masters in Public Administration from North Carolina Central University earlier this year.

“Our state and country must move forward on an unobstructed path to 100% Clean Energy for All. I can’t wait to join this incredible organization,” said King.

The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV) is a pragmatic, results-oriented, nonpartisan advocacy organization whose mission is to protect the health and quality of life for all North Carolinians. We elect environmental champions, advocate for environmental policies that protect our communities, and hold elected leaders accountable for their decisions. We have worked for over 50 years to create the political environment that will protect our natural environment.

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