Friends and colleagues of Davis resident Craig Childers will gather Saturday to celebrate his life and his impact on electric vehicle technology and policy in California.
The celebration will run from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Putah Creek Lodge at UC Davis, with remarks and remembrances beginning at 4 p.m. and an EV parade through campus and town getting underway at 5:30 p.m.
Childers, an engineer with the California Air Resources Board since 1999, died unexpectedly Aug. 22 at the age of 57. He was instrumental in developing policy and regulations for electric vehicles and EV infrastructure and was known for driving prototype electric vehicles around Davis.
He also organized a parade of electric vehicles every year for the Picnic Day Parade.
Colleagues at the UC Davis Institute for Transportation Studies are establishing a scholarship in Childers’ name to support students interested in electric vehicles and zero-emission vehicle technology. Community members wishing to donate should contact Analisa Bevan at firstname.lastname@example.org.