Extended: PCEF Committee recruitment application

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Are you looking for an opportunity to be a change agent for Portlanders? Bring your passion, expertise, and unique perspective to our efforts to invest equitably in climate-justice projects by applying to be a PCEF Committee member!

We are extending the deadline to March 5, 2023 for our current PCEF Committee member recruitment.

The Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) seeks three new members for its nine-member Committee. Committee members are responsible for recommending the Climate Investment Plan (CIP) to Portland City Council and evaluating the effectiveness of the program in achieving its goals. Members will need to have a demonstrated commitment to furthering the goals of the City’s climate justice efforts AND empowering historically disadvantaged Portlanders.  

To address financial considerations as a barrier to participate, members may receive a stipend of $500 per year for the duration of their service.  

Who can join

To be eligible for the advisory committee, members must live, work, go to school, or worship in the City of Portland. 

Who we are looking for

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

In this recruitment opportunity, the Committee specifically seeks three new members:  

  • One community member who has knowledge of Native American history, an understanding of the diversity of the local American Indian/Alaska Native community, and issues surrounding the Urban Indian experience.   
  • One community member who has knowledge of practices for promoting minority-owned and/or women-owned businesses. 
  • One community member who may not meet either of the two criteria above, but who is committed to advancing PCEF's goals. 

Interested parties who meet any of the above qualifications and want to serve the community by advancing equitable investments in climate action — we invite your application! 

Committee members are responsible for 

  • Recommending the Climate Investment Plan (CIP) to Portland City Council, and 
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of the program in achieving its goals. 

For more information on the CIP, please visit our website.

Time commitment 

  • The Committee generally meets once a month for two hours each meeting with smaller briefing opportunities between monthly meetings. Meetings are currently hybrid with both in-person and virtual attendance options. 
  • Committee members are expected to set aside time to correspond and review materials in between meetings. 
  • Members are appointed to four-year terms and may serve no more than eight consecutive years. 

Deadline to apply: March 5, 2023  

For more details and to apply, please visit the application page. 

To talk with someone about this opportunity or to receive assistance completing the application, please contact us at CleanEnergyFund@portlandoregon.gov


Portland Clean Energy Fund