Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund
Sam Baraso, Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund
Sam leads the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) start-up team in charge of designing, developing, and ultimately implementing Measure 26-201, approved by 65% of voters in November 2018. Sam brings a wealth of government experience and community leadership to this effort where he works closely with City staff, City Hall, the phenomenal frontline community organizations that led the passage of the PCEF initiative at the ballot. Prior to his role at the City, Sam served as a senior policy advisor in Multnomah County’s Office of Sustainability. Sam also serves the State’s Environmental Quality Commission.