Sam Adams, Mayor of Portland
In his first six months, Mayor Adams led the Portland City Council to pass both the Climate Action Plan and Economic Development Strategy, focused on the clean technology sector. Clean Energy Works Portland (CEWP) arose out of these pieces of legislation, ultimately becoming the centerpiece of a $20 million award from the United States Department of Energy to expand energy efficiency retrofitting statewide.
Jules Bailey, State Representative, House District 42
Jules Bailey has represented District 42 in the Oregon State House since 2008. Jules serves on the Revenue Committee, Sustainability and Economic Development and Environment and Water Committees. He was Co-chief sponsor of HB 2626, the Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Technology Act, signed into law in 2009.
Margie Harris, Executive Director, Energy Trust of Oregon
Energy Trust of Oregon is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Oregonians benefit from saving energy and tapping renewable resources. Energy Trust’s services, cash incentives and solutions have helped customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural and Cascade Natural Gas save nearly $600 million in energy costs.
Jeremy Hays, Director of Special Projects, Green For All
Jeremy manages a portfolio of projects that advance Green For All’s mission to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. His work focuses on the implementation and replication of green economic and workforce development initiatives at both local and national levels. Prior to joining Green For All in 2008, Jeremy was the National Organizing Director at the Apollo Alliance where he helped state and local coalitions of environmentalists, labor unions, civil rights groups, and businesses advocate for good jobs and clean energy. Jeremy has broad experience organizing multi-stakeholder efforts to address poverty, environmental issues, and economic development.
Alan Hickenbottom, Founder and President, Tanner Creek Energy, LLC
Tanner Creek Energy, a division of Christenson Electric, is a full service energy solutions provider located in Portland, Oregon. The firm offers turnkey solar PV and energy efficiency projects to NW commercial, industrial and agricultural customers. Alan spent several years exploring sustainable industries including green building, sustainable agriculture and clean energy.
Alan Hipolito, Executive Director, Verde Inc.
The mission of Verde, a tax-exempt nonprofit group, is to improve the economic health of disadvantaged communities by creating environmental job training, employment, and entrepreneurial opportunities, fostering the connection between economic vitality and environmental protection and restoration.
Maurice Rahming, President, O’Neill Electric Inc.
O’Neill Electric is a leading Northwest electrical and general contractor. Maurice serves as President of the National Association of Minority Contractors of Oregon. Maurice also serves as a team lead for Gov. Kitzhaber’s school energy efficiency retrofit initiative.
Betty Tamm, Executive Director, Umpqua Community Development Corporation
Umpqua CDC works in Douglas, Curry and Coos Counties in Southwest Oregon. Its mission is to work for and with low-income people to provide safe affordable housing and community-based economic development opportunities, so that our community may collectively and individually recognize its intrinsic value and realize its potential.