INFO ALERT: Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group: Seeking New Members!

Posted March 12th, 2021 | Status:

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) are seeking applications from interested persons to fill 3 seats on the Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group (DACAG).

The DACAG advises the CPUC and the CEC regarding the development, implementation, and impacts of clean energy and transportation programs in disadvantaged communities.

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS 3/19!

The DACAG is composed of 11 members from or representing disadvantaged communities throughout the state. Members reflect the diversity of California, including the rural and urban areas; culture, language, and ethnicity; experiences; backgrounds, and more. While members may be employed by or may represent particular organizations, as DACAG members they represent the communities they are a part of, rather than the specific interests of their employer or organization. DACAG members are appointed for 2-year terms, meeting in-person at varying locations across the state quarterly, and meeting via teleconference in the months between in-person meetings. During the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings are all held remotely. More information about the DACAG such as the Charter, current members, past meeting material, and more can be found on the CPUC’s DACAG web page and the CEC’s DACAG webpage.

Instructions for Applicants:

Any person interested in joining the DACAG must transmit the following materials to DACAG@cpuc.ca.gov, by March 19, 2021:

1) Resume or curriculum vitae listing or demonstrating industry knowledge, subject matter expertise, work history, leadership roles, and/or personal experience showing proficiency to discuss issues related to energy, including environmental impacts, social justice, community health, economic equity, workforce opportunities and/or other factors that may affect disadvantaged communities.

2) Letter of interest, not to exceed two pages, demonstrating the following:

(i) candidate’s ability and willingness to meaningfully participate and provide thoughtful and actionable input,

(ii) candidate’s ideas about how to contribute to the DACAG, and

(iii) specific geographical location(s) of the disadvantaged community the candidate represents and description of how the candidate will enable more voices from this community to engage. Please note that members will be required to file financial disclosures and may be asked to refrain from participating in DACAG matters in which they have a potential conflict of interest.

Please contact Kathleen Yip at ky2@cpuc.ca.gov or Noemi Gallardo at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov, (916) 654-4489, or (800) 822-6228 with any questions.

Keeping you informed,


 

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