About the Advisory Committee on Sustainability & Innovation

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 safeguarding public health in the face of extreme weather, sustainable government operations, improving social equity, and promoting a healthy, prosperous and resilient community. 

2023 ACSI Meetings

All ACSI meetings are open to the public and we encourage community attendance and participation. If you would like to join remotely, please email sustainability@multco.us for access information.

Meeting minutes are public.

Meetings in 2023 will be held:

  • Wednesday, February 1, 2023 from 9am - 11am: Remote access only.
  • Friday, February 24, 2023 from 10am - 10:30am: Remote access only.
  • Wednesday, April 12 2023 from 9am - 11am: Remote access only.
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2023 from 9am - 11am: Remote access only.
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2023 from 9am - 11am: Remote access only. 

Advisory Committee Members, 2023

  • Lukas Angus, 7 Waters Canoe Family, and member of the Nez Perce tribe (Nimiipuu)

  • Dr. Derron Coles, The Blueprint Foundation

  • Adah Crandall, Sunrise Movement PDX

  • Jona Davis, Portland NAACP Environmental Justice Committee

  • Dr. Koffi Dessou, Warner Pacific University

  • Mara Gross, Page Two Partners

  • Samantha Hernandez

  • Tori Heroux, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

  • Rick Hodges, PGE

  • Tammy Lee, Portland State University

  • Sasha Pollack 

  • Emma Sagor, Portland Bureau of Transportation

  • 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, in late fall, and will be published to this site when open. 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.

For more information, contact the Multnomah County Office of Sustainability at sustainability@multco.us.

ACSI Formation Document