Rebecca Perkins is a City Councilor for the City of Portsmouth, elected in November 2015, where she Chaired the City’s Housing Committee and is currently chairing the Vaughn-Worth-Bridge Strategic Planning Committee. Rebecca also serves on the Planning Board, Rockingham Planning Commission, Renewable Energy Committee, and was a member of the Parking Garage negotiation committee. Rebecca is a founding member of the Portsmouth Housing Huddle, a collaborative group of housing stakeholders in Portsmouth, and the 603 Initiative Board of Directors, where she is focused on making the organization a powerful voice advocating for the policies and outcomes that will attract and retain young professionals in New Hampshire. In her role as a City Councilor, Rebecca has appeared as a keynote speaker for the Seacoast’s 10 to Watch Competition and the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast, and has been a speaker at the Business and Industry Association’s Housing Forum, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority’s Market Update, and NHPR’s The Exchange.
Full-time, Rebecca is Associate General Counsel at Enel Green Power North America, Inc. In her role at Enel, she primarily works on tax equity financings, in which Enel sells membership interests in its wind and solar projects in the midwest to some of the country’s largest financial institutions. She also advises on issues concerning the company’s over 90 renewable energy projects across four technologies.
Previously, Rebecca is from Stratham, NH and her family owned the Exeter Dairy Queen growing up. Rebecca worked at Allen & Overy, LLP in New York City and Washington, D.C., and at Orr & Reno in Concord, NH, and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal, West Africa. Rebecca received a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College, and a J.D. and LL.M. from Cornell Law School. In her free time, Rebecca likes to run, cook, and watch the Patriots.