Join committee to help advise Multnomah County on sustainability and innovation issues

Tuesday, 11/20/12 - 12:45 pm

The Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Innovation (ACSI) is now accepting applications. Four spots are available on the 12-member committee, which is comprised of professionals and community leaders who advise Multnomah County on important issues facing our communities, such as energy efficiency and new sustainability-related practices and technologies.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

In the past year, the committee has helped the county investigate options for a commercial Property Accessed Clean Energy (PACE) program and has advocated for more study on the health impacts of diesel particulate emissions. Committee members also provide recommendations on implementing the 2009 Climate Action Plan, developing sustainable government operations, improving social equity, and promoting a healthy, prosperous and resilient community.

Committee members are appointed by Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen to serve a two-year term. The committee meets once a quarter on the second Wednesday of the month for two hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. County employees and employees of organizations doing business with the county are not eligible. Applicants must work or live in Multnomah County.

Given that sustainability issues have the greatest impact on low-income communities and communities of color, representatives from those communities are encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in applying to the committee, please complete the application and email it to or mail to:

Multnomah County Office of Sustainability, 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97214

If you have any questions, contact John Wasiutynski at 503-988-3193 or