Meredith Connolly is the Oregon Policy Manager for Climate Solutions. She has a JD from Boston College, and serves as a volunteer for the NW Energy Coalition's Oregon Caucus and the Portland Parks Tree Inventory Program. At Climate Solutions, Meredith works to develop and implement effective and equitable clean energy and climate policies in Oregon.
Colleen Johnson is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Eastern Oregon University where she has taught economics, public policy, and public administration for 30 years. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Washington State University. Her research has centered on the effects of federal deficits on interest rates, the economics of the minimum wage, and the relationship between poverty, race, and socio-economic well-being. Colleen served 16 years on the La Grande City Council, 14 of those as Mayor of La Grande. As Mayor, she also served on the Oregon Mayors Association Board of Directors and on the League of Oregon Cities Board of Directors, and she currently serves on the Environmental Quality Commission. Colleen now calls Northwest Portland home.
Ted Labbe is a conservation biologist and Policy/Program Director at the Urban Greenspaces Institute. He is a Portland native with a twenty-year professional career that includes experience with nonprofit organizations, State and Tribal agencies, as well as private consulting. He has an M.S. from Colorado State University and has led a series of collaborative conservation efforts, which engage the public in policy-relevant field initiatives. Ted is founding volunteer and board member of Depave, a local nonprofit that creates community-connected greenspaces in pavement-plagued neighborhoods.
Robert Martineau is a Water Operations Mechanic at the Portland Water Bureau. He also serves as the President of AFSCME Local 189, where he chairs the Policy Committee. Rob attended all of the meetings of the Utility Oversight Blue Ribbon Commission, and brings knowledge and experience as a front-line operator of Portland’s drinking water system.
Micah Meskel has been in his current position as Conservation Field Coordinator with the Audubon Society of Portland since 2015. Micah was born and raised in Portland, leaving town briefly to attend the University of Oregon where he graduated with a degree in Economics.
Lee Moore is the former General Manager of Clackamas River Water. He is a Portland native who was born in Vanport – then Oregon’s second largest city. Lee has provided executive leadership on the boards of Home Forward, South Portland Neighborhood Association, Oregon Liquor Control Commission, and Oregon State Lottery Commission. He brings extensive hands-on experience in project management, leadership development, conflict resolution, negotiation and group process.
Daniel Peterson is a licensed Mechanical Engineer working for Portland General Electric in the area of power generation. He graduated from Purdue University with a BSME and has worked in the power industry for the last 10 years. He has volunteered with Engineers Without Borders supporting two different projects involving a solar powered water pumping station as well as culvert design and construction in Central America.
Scott Robinson is the Deputy CFO at Metro with prior experience with Portland Public Schools and with regulated utilities from his work with PacifiCorp.
Hilda Stevens brings over 20 years of extensive government communications experience in both the public and private sector. Prior to becoming a small business owner, Hilda developed and implemented communication strategies to ensure consistent messaging to a broad range of external audiences including residents, community and business leaders, school districts, and policymakers. She’s a former Community Relations Manager for Water Environment Services in Clackamas County and a Program Educator for Washington County’s Environmental Health Program. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from St Mary’s University and a Masters of Business Administration from George Fox University. Her communications and citizen involvement programs have been recognized by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, National Association of County Information Officers, and the City-County Communications and Marketing Association. Hilda currently resides in Southeast Portland where she owns Bazi Bierbrasserie and serves as the President for the Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association. In her spare time, she enjoys playing and watching soccer, and exploring the great outdoors with her dog Jack.
Allan Warman is a Business Customer Manager at Portland General Electric, and has a Master’s in Applied Economics from PSU. He has worked mostly in the private sector since 1980, including a long tenure with The Boeing Co. as an Energy and Conservation Manager. Allan has served on numerous non-profit boards. Currently, he is on the board of Oregon Mentors/Institute for Youth Success and the President of the Rocky Butte Homeowners Association and a member of the Portland Business Alliance.
Mike Weedall retired from Bonneville Power Administration as Vice President of Energy Efficiency and has experience with several oversight committees and boards.
Alice Brawley-Chesworth has over 20 years of experience in the municipal water and wastewater field. She worked for the City of Phoenix and the Portland Water Bureau prior to taking her current position as a Regulatory and Policy Analyst for the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Arizona and Oregon.
Alice has Bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Russian from Penn State, a Master’s degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Arizona State, and a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Policy from the University of Denver. Currently, she is an Urban Studies PhD student at Portland State University where she is researching change in water and wastewater utilities. In particular, she is interested in the cultural, regulatory and institutional barriers to the innovations that are necessary to tackle today’s wicked environmental problems.
Ana Brophy is a construction manager with the Bureau of Environmental Services where she manages Capital Improvements projects. She has 30 years of private and municipal experience with site development, sewer construction, stormwater, horizontal and vertical construction, budget development, Erosion and Sediment Control, and City of Portland Standard Specifications. Ana volunteers with Women in the Trades, serves in the BES Standards and Practices, is a mentor in the City Mentoring Program, hosts high school summer Interns, and is the BES Native American Heritage Coordinator. She advances and promotes City Equity Goals and Strategies by serving in the BES Equity and Diversity committee and integrating equity and inclusion in her work and partnerships.
Van Le is a Principal Management Analyst and administers PWB’s capital project management system. She designed and manages PWB’s annual report on capital projects, aka “the CIPAR.” As a certified PMP, Van manages processes to further strengthen capital project delivery in PWB. She has an M.Ed in Educational Technology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her brainchild, OregonHelps.org, has been replicated in six states and has won multiple national and international honors including UNDP’s Compendium of Innovative e-Government Practices. In the past, she conducted external evaluations for Open Society Institute, Rockefeller Foundation and the German Marshall Fund. Van has served on the boards for Oregon Peace Institute and Oregon Mediation Association and volunteered with ORTOP, Girl Scouts and USA Climbing.