Monterey Bay Community Power Community Advisory Council Application

Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) seeks qualified, passionate and committed applicants for its volunteer Community Advisory Council (CAC). The Council will be formed by, and serves as, an advisory body to the MBCP Board(s). The key goals of MBCP, as outlined in the Joint Powers Agreement, are:

 Maximize greenhouse gas reduction;
 Stabilize and reduce customer rates and costs; and Invest in local energy projects and programs

The CAC will define the Council’s scope and by-laws. Areas of purview under consideration include the powers and functions of the Boards. The Board(s) will approve the scope and by-law.

MBCP is soliciting CAC applicants through the MBCP website, allied organizations, city and county partners and others. Staff will compile a list of applicants and present it to a subcommittee of the MBCP Policy Board for vetting. The Policy Board will appoint CAC members.

Please note, this application is a public document and will be disclosed upon request.

The deadline to apply is April 30, 2018. All applications received by the deadline will be acknowledged with an email. Please return this application via email, or by mail to:

Monterey Bay Community Power
c/o Beth Trenchard, Program Coordinator 70 Garden Court, Suite 300 Monterey, CA 93940

If you have any questions, contact Beth Trenchard: BTrenchard@3cenergy.orgor 831-641-7201


Monterey Bay Community Power

Please save this PDF to your computer prior to completing the application below.

Your Information

Residence Address:
Email Address:
Primary Phone Number:
Alternate Phone Number (optional):
Occupation, or previous occupation if retired, or attach resume. Employers, or previous employers if retired, or attach resume.

Resumes and letters of recommendation may be submitted as optional supplemental materials.

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Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) seeks applicants residing or working in one of the three counties (Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties). Ideally, candidates will be sustainability champions and will have a reasonable understanding of, or interest in, the energy business.

MBCP seeks broad representation inclusive of the diverse people and communities of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. Applicants from all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and socio-economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Experience and Expertise

Please limit responses to 300 words per question.
1. Please describe your experiences or involvement in your local community organizations.

2. Please describe your experience or involvement with local business organizations.

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3. Please describe your experience in related energy, energy efficiency, transportation, environmental and/or other related fields.

4. Please describe your experience participating in or being a member of an industry or trade association as it relates to MBCP’s mission to implement energy programs that maximize greenhouse gas reduction, reduce customer energy costs, and create local energy projects.

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Commitment and Expectations

The initial seating of CAC members will vary between 1, 2 and 3 years terms. CAC members will meet monthly for 2-3 hours per meeting. All meetings will be held at: Monterey Bay Community Power, 70 Garden Court, Suite 300, Monterey, CA 93940. Meetings, dates, and times will be determined once members are seated, but will be during weekdays. Members will be required to attend a minimum of 75% of CAC meetings. Physical attendance is preferred. However, on occasion if all Brown-Act requirements are met, attendance via phone or computer may be allowed. The CAC Chair, or appointed delegate, will report CAC activities at the Board meetings.

CAC members will be expected to support the mission and vision of MBCP, and to align their advice with the long-term success of the agency. CAC is a Brown-Act compliant group and all meetings will be publicly noticed and open to the public in an accessible location. Brown-Act compliance will be reviewed at the first CAC meeting. The CAC will establish a set of by-laws to guide and regulate its affairs. CAC members will serve at the pleasure of the MBCP Board(s). The members of the CAC will be subject to all applicable conflict of interest laws.

Expression of Interest

Please limit responses to 300 words.

1. Please describe why you are interested in serving on the MBCP CAC, and what you would like to achieve.

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Please describe your ability to make the commitment described above.


Please describe your experience serving on public committees or boards. Please include lessons learned, achievements and challenges.

Please send this application to Beth Trenchard to be considered: or the address listed on page 1.Thank you for your interest in Monterey Bay Community Power!