ACSI 2015
The Advisory Committee on Sustainability & Innovation (ACSI) provides advice and advocacy to Multnomah County on sustainability issues affecting our community, the environment, and the economy. Members of the ACSI will provide recommendations on implementing the 2015 Climate Action Plan, sustainable government operations, improving social equity, and promoting a healthy, prosperous and resilient community. Members will also evaluate proposals for innovations in technology and business processes that may be applicable to county operations. ACSI follows the rules set out in their charter ACSI Governance (48.59 KB).

ACSI uses FMYI site to Collaborate

ACSI members use an FMYI site to share information between quarterly meetings. Members of the public are encouraged to join the FMYI site to stay connected with the work of the advisory group. For access to the site, please contact sustainability@multco.us or (503) 988-6374.

2017 ACSI Meetings

All ACSI meetings are open to the public and we welcome community participation. Meeting minutes for each meeting will be posted on this page.

Location: 
Multnomah Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., #625, Portland, OR 97214.

Dates and Times:

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 9 - 11am (canceled due to inclement weather)
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 9 - 11am (originally scheduled for January 11, 2017)
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 9 - 11am
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 9 - 11am
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 9 - 11am

Advisory Committee Members

  • Ryan Vanden Brink, Intelekia Law Group LLC
  • Loulie Brown, Sabin CDC
  • David Heslam, Earth Advantage
  • Edward Hill, The ReBuilding Center of Our United Villages
  • Ralph Mastromonaco, ECONorthwest
  • Bradford McKeown, 3Degrees
  • Rebecca O'Neil, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Mary Peveto, Neighbors for Clean Air
  • Roberta Robles, Citizen activist
  • Kari Schlosshauer, Safe Routes to School National Partnership
  • Kimberlee Stafford, Tonkon Torp LLP
  • Danny Thiemann, Oregon Law Center
  • Michael Tynan
  • *individuals do not represent their business or their employer while serving in their capacity as a member of ACSI

History and New Membership

On October 14th, 2010, the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners adopted an ordinance formally establishing the ACSI and appointed advisory members. Appointed members have expertise in a range of sustainability-related issues facing the community.

Applications for ACSI membership will be accepted annually. Review more information about preferred member qualifications.

Individuals who live or work in Multnomah County and who are not currently employees of Multnomah County or that have or will have business contracts with the County are encouraged to apply when the application period re-opens in Fall 2016.

For more information, contact the Multnomah County Office of Sustainability at sustainability@multco.us or 503-988-6374.

The ACSI will address county concerns previously brought before the joint Portland/Multnomah County Sustainable Development Commission. The City of Portland will consider sustainability ideas and concerns through the Planning and Sustainability Commission.

ACSI Formation Document