Citizens Advisory Committee

The Peninsula Clean Energy Board of Directors appoints up to fifteen people to serve as members of the Citizens Advisory Committee. The Citizens Advisory Committee usually meets two Thursdays in advance of the scheduled Board of Directors meeting, at 6:30 pm.

NameCitySelected BackgroundTerm Ends
Diane BaileyBelmontDirector of Menlo Spark. Deep professional experience in environmental advocacy, environmental justice, and climate policy. Committed PCE champion from formation. 2021
Steven BookerHalf Moon Bay Political Director and Community Affairs Liaison with IBEW 617. Has experience working with SMC city councils. Also helps young people in high school and Adult continuation schools find construction industry opportunities. Was an electrician for 20+ years and worked with Building Management Systems to reduce energy consumption. 2022
Allen Brown Unincorporated - Montara Solar Consultant with Intraspark Consulting Services. Resident of San Mateo County for 30+ years. Over 15 years of experience with solar and energy efficiency program management. Has experience helping local schools with solar projects (530 kW at Burlingame School District and 2 MW at Sequoia Union High School District). Studied solar engineering at Stanford University. 2022
Tim Bussiek BelmontCEO of Hi-flier, started Green New Deal San Mateo initiative in September 2019. Passionate about climate action. Has a background in economics and marketing. 2023
Morgan Chaknova Redwood City Business Development Manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Top priority to address the climate crisis in systemic ways, looking to drive societal change based in scientific reality across sectors. Passionate about community building, involved with employee networks, various professional and personal associations, and local grassroots movements. Extensive nonprofit and advocacy experience. 2022
Michael Closson Menlo Park Former CAC Chair. Advocated for CCA in San Mateo County through Sierra Club, San Mateo Community Choice, and Menlo Spark. Served on original PCE formation committee. Former ED of Acterra, developed Green@Home residential energy efficiency program. 2023
Janet Creech Millbrae Deeply involved in PCE outreach and political support through San Mateo Community Choice and Sierra Club. Served on CAC during PCE’s formative stage. Appointed member of Millbrae Community Enhancement Committee. Former science teacher. 2022
Joe Fullerton Half Moon Bay Energy and Sustainability Manager, San Mateo Community College District, installed major solar, battery storage, and EV charging systems. Experience in green building, utility rates, demand reduction, on-bill financing. 2021
Teri Givens Unincorporated Menlo Park CEO and Founder at the Center for Higher Education Leadership. Has been a member of many local community nonprofit boards including Boys and Girls Club and advises organizations on education issues. Has worked for Sierra Club Foundation. 2023
Kathryn Green San Mateo Research Analyst for DNV GL. Has experience evaluating energy efficiency programs for utilities and conducting market research on demand response, policy, EV accessibility, and other energy related issues. Is a volunteer Adult Literacy tutor with San Mateo’s Project Read, and has experience lobbying and advocating on behalf of an environmental non-profit in Sacramento. 2023
Ray Larios BurlingameCurrent Vice Chair. Extensive community outreach experience, including in managing low-income housing programs with the County of San Mateo. Experience in the solar industry. Currently employed with the US State Department2022
Janelle London Menlo Park Active PCE outreach volunteer. Chair of Menlo Park Environmental Quality Commission, Technical Advisory Committee for Peninsula Advanced Energy Community CEC grant. Experience in designing grassroots legislative advocacy campaigns. 2022
Alex Melendrez San Bruno Community Organizer focusing on low-income housing in San Mateo County. He is very active in the community and has served on a number of local commissions including the San Bruno Parks and Recreation and the San Mateo County Commission on Aging.2021
Jason Mendelson Redwood City Active in developing Woodside's Climate Action plan and city sustainability ordinances, organizing Earth Day celebrations in Portola Valley/Woodside, owns TV and film production studio. 2022
Desiree Thayer BurlingameCurrent CAC Chair. Active in Burlingame Citizens Environmental Council youth leadership programs with San Mateo County Department of Education. Volunteered on PCE business outreach. Extensive outreach and legislative volunteer experience through Oxfam. 2023

Objectives for the Citizens Advisory Committee

The goal of Peninsula Clean Energy is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by providing cleaner power to County residents and businesses at competitive rates. We also develop new renewable energy sources, including within San Mateo County, and implement programs to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To further this mission, the Citizens Advisory Committee will:

  • Act as a liaison to the community.
  • Provide feedback on policy and operational objectives.
  • Engage in outreach to the community, including encouraging ratepayers to upgrade to ECO100 (100% renewable energy product offering) and implement other carbon reducing practices.
  • Assist with legislative advocacy in conjunction with staff and board.
  • Provide a forum for community discussions on a wide variety of strategies to reduce carbon emissions in conjunction with staff and board.
  • Form working groups, as determined by the CAC membership, to assist Peninsula Clean Energy’s staff and Board with projects of importance to the organization.

Meetings

Meeting Date: Time:Location:
January 14, 20216:30 pmVideo/Teleconference
February 11, 20216:30 pmVideo/Teleconference
March 11, 20216:30 pmVideo/Teleconference
April 8, 20216:30 pmVideo/Teleconference
May 13, 20216:30 pmCheck Agenda for Details
June 10, 20216:30 pmCheck Agenda for Details
July 8, 20216:30 pmCheck Agenda for Details
August 12, 20216:30 pmCheck Agenda for Details
September 9, 2021 6:30 pmCheck Agenda for Details
October 14, 20216:30 pmCheck Agenda for Details
November 4, 20216:30 pmCheck Agenda for Details
December 2, 20216:30 pmCheck Agenda for Details

Key documents

Meeting agendas, notes and other information can be found here.

January 14, 2021 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: via Video Conference and Teleconference – please open Agenda for Conference Instructions

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December 3, 2020 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: via Video Conference and Teleconference – please open Agenda for Conference Instructions

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November 5, 2020 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: via Video Conference and Teleconference – please open Agenda for Conference Instructions

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October 8, 2020 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: via Video Conference and Teleconference – please open Agenda for Conference Instructions

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September 10, 2020 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: via Video Conference and Teleconference – please open Agenda for Conference Instructions

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August 13, 2020 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: via Video Conference and Teleconference – please open Agenda for Conference Instructions

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July 9, 2020 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: via Video Conference and Teleconference – please open Agenda for Conference Instructions

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June 11, 2020 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: via Video Conference and Teleconference – please open Agenda for Conference Instructions

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May 21, 2020 - Special Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: via Video Conference and Teleconference – please open Agenda for Conference Instructions

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May 14, 2020 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: via Video Conference and Teleconference – please open Agenda for Conference Instructions

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April 9, 2020 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: via Video Conference and Teleconference – please open Agenda for Conference Instructions

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March 12, 2020 - Regular Meeting - Canceled

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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February 13, 2020 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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January 9, 2020 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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December 5, 2019 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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November 7, 2019 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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October 10, 2019 - Regular Meeting- NOTE: Meeting did not take place for lack of quorum

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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September 12, 2019 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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August 8, 2019 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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July 11, 2019 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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June 13, 2019 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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May 09, 2019 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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April 11, 2019 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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March 14, 2019 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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February 14, 2019 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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January 10, 2019 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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December 13, 2018 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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November 08, 2018 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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October 18, 2018 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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September 20, 2018 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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August 16, 2018 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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July 19, 2018 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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June 28, 2018 - Special Meeting

Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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June 21, 2018 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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May 17, 2018 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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April 19, 2018 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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March 15, 2018 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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February 15, 2018 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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January 18, 2018 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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2017 Key Documents
Citizens Advisory Committee Roster

December 7, 2017 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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November 9, 2017 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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October 19, 2017 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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September 21, 2017 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Peninsula Clean Energy, 2075 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061

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August 17, 2017 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: San Mateo County Office of Education Building, Corte Madera Room, 101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065

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July 20, 2017 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: San Mateo County Office of Education Building, Pine and Oak Room, 101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065

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June 15, 2017 - Regular Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: San Mateo County Office of Education Building, Pine and Oak Room, 101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065

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2016 Key Documents

2016 COMMITTEE ROSTER

Chair: TBD
Vice Chair: TBD

RepresentativeOrganization
Mike McCordBurlingame Citizen Environmental Council
Landis MartillaIBEW Local 1245
Michael ClossonMenloSpark
Kirsten SchwindPacifica Climate Committee
Janet CreechSan Mateo Community Choice
Judy TaylorSan Mateo County Association of Realtors
Sue ChowSierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter
Harvey RarbackSan Mateo County Special Districts Association
Susie RayeSan Mateo County League of Women Voters
TBDSan Mateo County School Boards Association
Amanda BorsumSan Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA)
James RuigomezSan Mateo County Central Labor Council
Michelle SenatoreSan Mateo County Transit District
December 8, 2016 - Regular Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: San Mateo County Human Services Agency Building B, Belize Room, 400 Harbor Boulevard, Belmont, CA 94002

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November 10, 2016 - Regular Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: San Mateo County Human Services Agency Building B, Belize Room, 400 Harbor Boulevard, Belmont, CA 94002

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October 20, 2016 - Regular Meeting - NOTE: Meeting did not take place for lack of quorum

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: San Mateo County Human Services Agency Building B, Bali Room, 400 Harbor Boulevard, Belmont, CA

NOTE: Meeting did not take place for lack of quorum

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August 4, 2016 - Regular Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: San Mateo County Human Services Agency Building B, Belize Room, 400 Harbor Boulevard, Belmont, CA

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July 7, 2016 - Regular Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: San Mateo County Human Services Agency Building B, Belize Room, 400 Harbor Boulevard, Belmont, CA

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June 2, 2016 - Regular Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: San Mateo County Human Services Agency Building B, Belize Room, 400 Harbor Boulevard, Belmont, CA

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May 5, 2016 - Regular Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: San Mateo County Human Services Agency Building B, Belize Room, 400 Harbor Boulevard, Belmont, CA

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Advisory Committee Binder Materials
These are all the documents that were included in a binder given to all advisory committee members during the first meeting. It contains background information on the County’s efforts, general education documents on CCE, and useful resources and contact information.