Community Advisory Committee

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) consists of nine members appointed by the EBCE 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’s meetings.

EBCE is Seeking Community Advisory Committee Alternates
East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) is seeking applicants from Alameda County to fill two Community Advisory Committee Alternate positions. The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) was formed in 2016 as part of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ 2014 decision to explore formation of EBCE with the goal of creating choice for electricity services and to accelerate investments in clean energy resources and local energy projects. EBCE seeks to ensure a diversity of members and alternates for the CAC as well as members and alternates who represent different areas of the County. The CAC’s members and alternates are community stakeholders appointed by the EBCE Board of Directors to provide advice and recommendations to the EBCE Board.

If you are interested in being a Community Advisory Committee Member or Alternate, please fill out this application form.

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 (Alternate)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:  You may also call Deidre Sanders, Director of Government and Community Affairs, for more information at 510-696-0896.