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 provide recommendations on implementing the 2015 Climate Action Plan, sustainable government operations, improving social equity, and promoting a healthy, prosperous and resilient community. Members 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 members will vote on a proposed final version of letter to the County Board re: recommendations to the Metro T2020 process. The letter will be voted on by a quorum of ACSI members by a phone call on August 1st, 2019 from 11 - 11:15 AM. Members of the public are welcome to participate on the call. 

Link to the proposed final version of the letter. 

Call in info: Phone number: (415) 655-0001 Access code: 928 049 221 

Please reach out to Tim Lynch, with any questions or concerns. 

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 or (503) 988-6374.

2019 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.


Multnomah Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Sixth Floor, Portland, OR 97214.

Remote Participation:

All meetings have options for you to participate remotely. Please email for the current remote access information, as the information will change for each meeting.

Dates and Times:

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 9 - 11am, Multnomah Building, Room 625 
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 9 - 11am, Multnomah Building, Room 635
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 9 - 11am, Multnomah Building, Room 635
  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 9 - 11am, Multnomah Building, Room 635

Advisory Committee Members

  • Brody Abbott, Ecotrust
  • Ryan Vanden Brink, Intelekia Law Group LLC
  • Loulie Brown, Sabin CDC
  • Mara Gross
  • David Heslam, Earth Advantage
  • Rick Hodges, NW Natural
  • Jennifer Light, NW Power and Conservation Council
  • Khanh Pham, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon
  • Sasha Pollack
  • Melissa Powers, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Kari Schlosshauer, Safe Routes to School National Partnership
  • Kimberlee Stafford, Tonkon Torp LLP

*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 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