The New Year brings many exciting opportunities and changes for the IEEE Smart Grid Community. Former Chair Ms. Wanda Reder, under whose leadership the IEEE Smart Grid Initiative has thrived for four years, stepped down in December. Since 2009, Ms. Reder's leadership helped grow a small group of smart grid experts into a full-fledged IEEE community with over 5,340 members. Her open and collaborative approach has enabled wholesome participation across IEEE. Please join me in thanking her for pioneering the IEEE initiative through her vision and leadership.