Multnomah County, headquartered in Portland, OR, is a national leader in promoting sustainability. Since 2001, Multnomah County’s Office of Sustainability has led the county’s efforts to adopt sustainable internal government operations and works to support sustainability efforts in the community.

The Office of Sustainability works with County Departments and the community to promote programs and policies that lead to a more equitable, prosperous, and environmentally sound Multnomah County.

We envision a Multnomah County that is:

  • Equitable
  • Livable 
  • Healthy
  • Resilient
  • Low-Carbon

We believe that:

  • The best solution to environmental problems is to eradicate the root causes of injustice in our community
  • Our entire community thrives when we meet the needs of our most vulnerable
  • Community-driven solution solutions are more effective and long lasting

Key efforts include:

Our Team

​Sam Baraso
Senior Policy Analyst
sam.baraso@multco.us

Sara Harding Mihm
Sustainability Technician
sara.mihm@multco.us

Jerry Hunter
Urban Agriculturalist
jerry.w.hunter@multco.us

Tim Lynch
Climate & Energy Coordinator
tim.j.lynch@multco.us

John Wasiutynski 
Director
john.wasiutynski@multco.us