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 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.

2020 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., Sixth Floor, Portland, OR 97214.

Remote Participation:

For upcoming remote meetings, please email sustainability@multco.us for access information.

Dates and Times:

  • February 12, 2020 from 9am - 11am: Multnomah Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Suite 635, Portland, OR 97214
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 9am - 11am: Remote access only.
  • Wednesday, July 8, 2020 from 9am - 11am: Remote access only until further notice.
  • Wednesday, October 14 from 9am - 11am: Remote access only until further notice.

Advisory Committee Members, 2020

  • Brody Abbott, Metro
  • Ryan Vanden Brink, Intelekia Law Group LLC
  • Mara Gross
  • Victoria Heroux, Neighbors for Clean Air
  • David Heslam, Earth Advantage
  • Rick Hodges, NW Natural
  • Liz Hoekstra, Portland State University
  • Jennifer Light, NW Power and Conservation Council
  • Khanh Pham, OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon
  • Sasha Pollack, Metro
  • Melissa Powers, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Kari Schlosshauer, Safe Routes to School National Partnership
  • Amanda Zuniga, Energy Trust of Oregon

*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