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. 

2024 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.

ACSI Meetings in 2024

Please email sustainability@multco.us for virtual meeting information.

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 1PM-3PM.

  • Wednesday, May 8, 2024 from 10AM-12PM.

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2024 from 1PM-3PM.

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2024 from 1PM-3PM.

Full ACSI meeting minutes.

Subcommittee Meeting Times (unless noted otherwise):

  • Air Quality, Climate and Energy: First Wednesday of the Month at 2:00 PM (Remote access only)
  • Food and Water: First Friday of the Month at 10:00 AM (Remote access only)
  • Transportation: First Thursday of the Month at 4:00 PM (Remote access only)

Subcommittee meeting minutes available upon request. 

Advisory Committee Members, 2024

  • Adah Crandall, Sunrise Movement PDX

  • Amanda Zuniga, Energy Trust of Oregon

  • Dr. Derron Coles, The Blueprint Foundation

  • Elaine Hart, Moment Energy Insights

  • Jona Davis, Portland NAACP Environmental Justice Committee

  • Juliáe Riva, Portland General Electric

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

  • Mara Gross, Levav Consulting

  • Noelle Studer-Spevak, Families for Climate

  • Samantha Hernandez

  • Tori Heroux, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

  • Tammy Lee, Portland State University

*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