Tracy Scott appointed to the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund Committee

Press Release
Scott will replace Committee member Michael Edden Hill who is ending his tenure.

Portland, Ore.— On Wednesday, July 3, Tracy Scott was appointed to the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) Committee. The nine-member committee will continue to make recommendations to staff for the PCEF program, including oversight on program accountability in the five-year Climate Investment Plan.

“I want to thank Tracy Scott for her willingness to serve and am excited to see all that she will bring to the PCEF Committee, so thank you so much for stepping into this role,” said Commissioner Carmen Rubio. “I also want to thank Michael Edden Hill who is ending his tenure for all his dedication to the PCEF program as an inaugural Committee member. Michael has brought a critical labor and community perspective to PCEF from day one.”

Scott is the Director of Energy Programs at Energy Trust of Oregon and has worked in the energy industry for nearly two decades. In her current role as Director of Energy Programs, she oversees energy-efficiency and renewable energy programs serving residential, commercial, and industrial customers, working closely with program managers, utilities, and community-based partners. She previously worked as program director for TRC Companies (formerly Lockheed Martin Distributed Energy), where she managed multifamily programs on behalf of Energy Trust and oversaw commercial and industrial programs for utilities in the mid-Atlantic region. Scott also serves on the Board of Directors of the Consortium for Energy Efficiency. 

PCEF is committed to ensuring Portland's diverse communities see themselves represented on the committee. Committee members must have a demonstrated commitment to addressing climate change and empowering historically disadvantaged groups. 

I am excited to work with other committee members to advocate for clean energy programs to benefit low and moderate income and BIPOC Portlanders,” said Scott. “I am passionate about clean energy and community empowerment, and working with communities who are advocating for themselves but don’t always feel like they have a voice.”

The Committee meets the third Thursday of each month. Meeting details can be found on the PCEF website.

About the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) develops creative and practical solutions to enhance Portland’s livability, preserve distinctive places and plan for a resilient future. BPS collaborates with community partners to provide comprehensive land use, neighborhood, district, economic, historic and environmental planning, and urban design; research, policy and technical services to advance green building, energy efficiency and the use of solar and renewable energy, waste prevention, composting and recycling, and a sustainable food system; and policy and actions to address climate change.

About the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund

The Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) initiative was passed by 65% of Portland voters in November 2018. It provides a consistent, long-term funding source and oversight structure to ensure that our community's climate action efforts are implemented to support social, economic and environmental benefits for all Portlanders, particularly communities of color and low-income residents. The initiative was supported by a broad coalition of groups and individuals and represents the first environmental initiative in Oregon led by communities of color.