Ava Community Energy’s Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is made up of residents and business owners from across Ava’s service area. The CAC acts as a liaison between community stakeholders and Ava’s Board of Directors, holding public committee meetings on a regular basis. To apply, submit your application by 12:00 PM on Monday, March 4, 2024. Learn more and apply.
Ava is a public agency based in Oakland with a staff of about 70, governed by a Board of local elected officials and advised by a Community Advisory Committee.
Board of Directors
The Ava Community Energy Board of Directors is made up of an elected official from each of the participating jurisdictions and one representative (non-voting) from the Community Advisory Committee (CAC). Our Board meets once a month and all meetings are open to the public. Visit the Public Meetings page for more information about the Board’s meetings.
The Board sets rates and determines the mix of power sources. You can view a copy of the final Joint Powers Authority agreement here (PDF).
Ava’s Board of Directors' Subcommittees are:
- Executive Committee meets monthly. Members of the Executive Committee are: Balch, Hu, Kalb, Márquez, Tiedemann
- Marketing, Regulatory and Legislative Subcommittee meets every other month (even months). Members of the Subcommittee are: Barrientos, Bartlett, Jorgens, Patiño, Roche (Chair), and Wright.
- Financial, Administrative and Procurement Subcommittee meets every other month (even months). Members of the Subcommittee are: Andersen, Bedolla, Cox (Chair), Gonzalez and Kaur.
|Supervisor Elisa Márquez
|Supervisor Lena Tam
|Councilmember Aaron Tiedemann (Vice Chair)
|Vice Mayor Robin López
|Vice Mayor Ben Bartlett
|Councilmember Terry Taplin
|Vice Mayor Sherry Hu
|Councilmember Kashef Qaadri
|Councilmember Sukhdeep Kaur
|Councilmember John Bauters
|Councilmember Teresa Cox
|Mayor Lily Mei
|Councilmember Julie Roche
|Councilmember Daniel Goldstein
|Vice Mayor Minnie Diallo
|Councilmember Jennifer Torres-O'Callaghan
|Councilmember Ben Barrientos
|Councilmember Evan Branning
|Councilmember Matthew Jorgens
|Mayor Mike Hannon
|Councilmember Dan Kalb
|Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan
|Vice Mayor Betsy Andersen
|Councilmember Tom Ramsey
|Councilmember Jack Balch (Chair)
|Councilmember Jeff Nibert
|Mayor Juan González III
|Vice Mayor Fred Simon
|Councilmember Dan Wright
|Vice Mayor Kimberly Warmsley
|Councilmember Mateo Bedolla
|Councilmember Dan Arriola
|Councilmember Jaime Patiño
|Councilmember Gary Singh
|Community Advisory Committee (non-voting)
|Ed Hernandez, Chair
|Lorraine Souza, Vice Chair
Community Advisory Committee
The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) consists of twelve members (ten appointed by the Board of Directors to represent five service area regions, and two At Large members appointed by the Alameda County Mayors' Conference) plus five Alternates. 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 meetings.
Community members within Ava's service area who would like to be considered for appointment to one of the CAC's open seats may apply here. Applications will be accepted until 12:00 pm on March 4, 2024.
About the Community Advisory Committee
The Community Advisory Committee was formed in 2016 as part of the Ava Community Energy Joint Powers Authority and appointed by the Board of Directors to advise the Board on all subjects related to the operations of the Community Choice Aggregation program. The CAC gives the community a voice in its choice for electricity services, clean energy resource investments, and local energy projects.
Ava strives to ensure a diversity of members and alternates based on location, population, work experience, and community interest.
|City of Residence
|Ed Hernandez, Chair
|Lorraine "Mickey" Souza, Vice Chair
|Anne Olivia Eldred