Apply for the 3CE Community Advisory Council

Central Coast Community Energy Community Advisory Council Application

Central Coast Community Energy (3CE), seeks qualified, passionate and committed applicants for its volunteer Community Advisory Council (CAC). The CAC serves as an advisory body to the 3CE’s Policy and Operations Boards and CAC members serve as important connections to the diverse communities 3CE serves.
The key goals of 3CE, 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 has defined its scope and codified them in the CAC Bylaws. The scope of the CAC Bylaws has been approved by the Policy Board.
The CAC’s activities shall include:
      • Act as a liaison to the community by engaging in community outreach to assist and support 3CE while seeking the views of various groups of customers and potential customers of 3CE regarding 3CE proposals and policies;
      • Provide feedback and in-depth review of and oversight over 3CE Policy and Operations Boards (the “Boards”) and staff (“Staff”) on proposals and policy recommendations related to power supply mix, rate design, customer programs and community engagements; and
      • Assist with legislative advocacy in furtherance of 3CE’s key goals.
3CE continues to solicit CAC applicants throughout our entire service area to fill open seats on the council through the 3CE website, allied organizations, city and county partners and others. The Authority’s staff shall accept and solicit nominations from citizens who reside or work within the Authority’s territory to become a member of the CAC. A list of all CAC member applicants by geography, skills and association, along with copies of all completed applications shall be provided to an ad hoc subcommittee of the Policy Board comprised of the Policy Board’s members who represent each county within the area where the Authority is qualified to do business. Please note, this application is a public document and will be disclosed upon request.
All applications received by the deadline will be acknowledged with an email. Please complete the below form and email any supporting documents to or by mail to:
Central Coast Community Energy
c/o Heather Vowell, Clerk of the Board
70 Garden Court, Suite 300
Monterey, CA 93940
If you have any questions, contact or 831-641-7222


3CE seeks applicants residing or working within its service area and candidate’s city or county must be a JPA member agency. Ideally, candidates will be business leaders, energy experts, community leaders and/or sustainability champions and will have a reasonable understanding of, or interest in, the energy business.
3CE seeks broad representation inclusive of the diverse people and communities of Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. Applicants from all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and socio-economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Commitment and Expectations

The seating of CAC members will vary between 1, 2 and 3-year terms
Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s Executive Order, all 3CE board meetings are remote until further notice. The CAC currently meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. The CAC will convene 6 times a year for 2-3 hour meetings. All meetings are conducted via Zoom until further notice. Should the Governor lift the public meeting executive notice, 3CE would resume hosting future meetings at: Central Coast Community Energy, 70 Garden Court, Suite 300, Monterey, CA 93940. Due to 3CE’s expanded service area, 3CE is also evaluating hosting remote locations for CAC meetings for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County CAC members. CAC members are also invited to and participate in 3CE’s annual joint meeting in early September.
The CAC currently meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. 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 Operations and Policy Board meetings.
CAC members will be expected to support the mission and vision of 3CE, 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. CAC will be subject to all applicable conflict of interest laws. 
Please complete the following form, or download the word document, save it to your desktop, complete it and email to along with any supporting documents. 

Thank you for your interest in Central Coast Community Energy

Please download application below if you prefer completing a word doc instead of an online form: