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Diversity Advisory Council Application

Energy Trust of Oregon is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping utility customers save and generate clean energy while building a more sustainable energy future. Since 2002, Energy Trust has helped our customers save $3.4 billion on utility bills by offering services and incentives that support energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to homes, businesses and public/nonprofit facilities. In 2018, we delivered $94.3 million in cash incentives through programs serving 1.6 million Oregon customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, Cascade Natural Gas and Avista and Oregon and Washington customers of NW  Natural.

Energy Trust has three advisory councils: the Conservation Advisory Council, Renewable Energy Advisory Council and the Diversity Advisory Council. The initial charter of the Diversity Advisory Council was approved by Energy Trust’s board in July 2019. The Diversity Advisory Council will provide advice and resources to the Energy Trust board to support Energy Trust’s diversity, equity and inclusion operations plan and to advise the board on assessing and measuring progress toward goals in the plan.

Energy Trust Diversity Advisory Council members are expected to attend all meetings and the council will meet approximately eight times a year. Council members will receive mileage and expense reimbursement, and small stipends may be available. Council member terms are three years.

All Diversity Advisory Council members must reside in Energy Trust’s service area. Energy Trust’s service area is any Oregon area served by Portland  General  Electric, Pacific  Power, Cascade  Natural  Gas and Avista and any Oregon or Washington area served by NW  Natural. Of the six current openings, four positions will be filled by members who reside outside of the Portland metro area.

In addition, we seek applicants who have:

  • Expertise in racial equity, diversity and inclusion
  • The ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse perspectives and experiences
  • Interest in energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, services and impacts
  • The ability to bring perspective on the geographic and demographic diversity of the region

To apply, please complete the online form below. An optional resume may also be attached. Energy Trust welcomes applications for participation on the Diversity Advisory Council on an ongoing basis, and all applications received will be retained and considered for future vacancies on the council. If you have any questions, call 1.866.368.7878 or email

Expenses: Expenses for Diversity Advisory Council members including parking, childcare, mileage, and if needed, overnight accommodations for meetings will be reimbursed. Meals will be provided for meetings spanning meal hours.

Stipend: Stipends may be available to eligible Diversity Advisory Council members. If you are selected to serve on the Diversity Advisory Council, you will have an opportunity to confidentially communicate a stipend request to the Energy Trust liaison.

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  • Energy Trust of Oregon is dedicated to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or source of income. The data from this form will help us identify how well we are engaging and serving different members of our community.

    The following information allows Energy Trust to evaluate its appointment practices and to prepare reports for analysis of the advisory council’s recruitment process. If you are willing, please complete this section as well. This information is voluntary and will not be considered in any part of the selection process.