Energy Trust receives guidance as it forms a Diversity Advisory Council


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Energy Trust tapped seven community leaders to help shape the direction and vision for a new Diversity Advisory Council. The Diversity Advisory Council will serve in a similar function to our Conservation and Renewable Energy Advisory Councils, which bring together expert stakeholders from around Oregon to provide counsel and insight to our board and staff about topics key to Energy Trust’s success. The Diversity Advisory Council will help guide the board and staff on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and progress.

On a volunteer basis, these leaders are meeting with members of Energy Trust’s staff and board, sharing their perspectives and expertise to shape the Diversity Advisory Council’s charter, goals and focus. Once these foundational components are defined, members of the council will be recruited.

“We’re grateful and honored to have these seven community leaders share their time and expertise with us,” said Debbie Menashe, director of legal and HR and leader of Energy Trust’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. “The insights will guide development of a new Diversity Advisory Council that will help us meet our diversity, equity and inclusion goals and reach and serve all customers.”

For more information about Energy Trust’s diversity, equity and inclusion plan and goals, visit our diversity, equity and inclusion web page.

For information about future Diversity Advisory Council meetings, watch the Energy Trust events page on our website.