Community Advisory Committee

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) consists of nine members plus two alternates appointed by the Board of Directors. The committee acts as a liaison between key stakeholders and our Board, holding public committee meetings on a regular basis. Visit the Public Meetings page for more information about CAC meetings.

About the Community Advisory Committee:
The Community Advisory Committee was formed in 2016 as part of the East Bay Community Energy Joint Powers Authority and appointed by the Board of Directors to advise the Board on all subjects related to the operations of the Community Choice Aggregation program. The CAC gives the community a voice in its choice for electricity services, clean energy resource investments, and local energy projects.

EBCE strives to ensure a diversity of members and alternates based on location, population, work experience, and community interest.

Interested in Joining the Community Advisory Committee?

If you are interested in being a Community Advisory Committee Member or Alternate, please sign up for email notifications (click on “Email Signup” in the upper right corner of our website) of upcoming public meetings and events to be alerted when the application period is open.

EBCE encourages service-area residents or business owners who have owned/operated a business in the service area for at least 5 years, to apply.

Click to see the Community Advisory Committee Work Plan.

The current CAC members are:

NameOrganizationStakeholder CategoryCity of Residence
Rev. Ken ChambersWest Side Missionary Baptist ChurchEnvironmental Justice/Low Income AdvocateOakland
Anne Olivia EldredCalifornia Nurses Assoc./ National Nurses UnitedLabor Union/Public HealthOakland
Jane Franch, Vice ChairNumi Organic TeaBusinessBerkeley
Cynthia LandrySEIU Local 1021Labor UnionOakland
Ric O'ConnelGridLabEnergy Advocate/RatepayerBerkeley
Monica PadillaSilicon Valley Clean EnergyEnergy Advocate/RatepayerFremont
Mary Sutter, ChairGrounded ResearchEnergy Advocate/RatepayerHayward
Brinda ThomasStitch Fix, Inc. Energy Advocate/RatepayerOakland
Ernie Pacheco Communication Workers of America, District 9, AFL-CIOLabor UnionHayward

EBCE continues to seek applicants for those interested in serving as alternate CAC members.  Alternates attend CAC meetings when regular members are absent to ensure the CAC has a quorum and can conduct it’s business.  When attending meetings in place of regular members alternates have all the rights and responsibilities of regular members.  If you are interested, please complete the application form linked above and submit it to: