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).

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.


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

Remote Participation:

For upcoming remote meetings, please email 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.
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 11am - 11:30am. Remote access only.
  • Wednesday, October 14 from 9am - 11am: Remote access only. If you would like online access information, please email

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 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. 

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 the fall of each year.

For more information, contact the Multnomah County Office of Sustainability at

ACSI Formation Document