Multnomah County's Office of Sustainability
Sam Baraso, Multnomah County’s Office of Sustainability
Sam works as a senior policy advisor in Multnomah County’s Office of Sustainability. While his main efforts revolve around the development of the County’s commercial building energy efficiency and renewable energy financing program, Sam’s most successful collaborations happen in the grey space – where he is part community member, part board member, and part policy wonk. By leveraging the institutional strength of Multnomah County, his relationships with community partners and policy expertise, Sam works to advance policies that are both more equitable and climate-friendly. Sam serves on various boards including the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission and the Portland African American Leadership Forum.