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Title:Clean Energy Jobs and Justice Fund
Meeting Information:

​Seven members of the Board constitute a quorum. The Board shall hold regular meetings at least once every 3 months on such dates and at such places as it may determine. Meetings may be held by teleconference or videoconference. Special meetings may be called by the president or by a majority of the directors upon at least 7 days' advance written notice. The act of the majority of the directors, present at a meeting at which a quorum is present, shall be the act of the Board of Directors unless the act of a greater number is required by this Act or bylaws. A summary of the minutes of every Board meeting shall be made available to each public library in the State upon request and to individuals upon request. Board of Directors meeting minutes shall be posted on the Fund's website within 14 days after Board approval of the minutes. 

Function:The Board shall develop a robust set of metrics to measure the degree to which the program is meeting the purposes set forth in Section 20-5 of this Act, and especially measuring adherence to the racial equity purposes set forth there, and a reporting format and schedule to be adhered to by the Fund officers and staff. These metrics and reports shall be posted quarterly on the Fund's website. The Board of Directors has the responsibility to make program adjustments necessary to ensure that the Clean Energy Jobs and Justice Fund is meeting the purposes set forth in this Act. Fund officers and staff and the Board of Directors are responsible for ensuring capital providers and Fund officers and staff, partners, and financial institutions are held tostate and federal standards for ethics and predatory lending practices and shall immediately remove any offending products and sponsoring organizations from Fund participation. The Board shall issue annually a report reviewing the activities of the Fund in detail and shall provide a copy of such report to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to energy and commerce. The report shall be published on the Fund's website within 3 days after its submission to the General Assembly.
Term:The terms of the initial members of the Board shall
be as follows:
(1) 5 members appointed and confirmed shall have
initial 5-year terms;
(2) 3 members appointed and confirmed shall have
initial 4-year terms; and
(3) 3 members appointed and confirmed shall have
initial 3-year terms.
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Compensation:Neccessary expenses, including travel expenses in the discharge of duties. The Board shall establish allowances for mileage, room and meals and the purposes for which such allowances may be made and shall determine the reasonableness and neccessity.
Composition:The Fund shall be managed by, and its powers, functions, and duties shall be exercised through, a Board to be composed of 11 members. The initial members of the Board shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate within 60 days after the effective date of this Act. Members of the Board shall be broadly representative of the communities that the Fund is designed to serve. Of such members: (1) at least one member shall be selected from each of the following geographic regions in the State: northeast, northwest, central, and southern; (2) at least 2 members shall have experience in providing energy-related services to low-income, environmental justice, or BIPOC communities; (3) at least one member shall own or be employed by an MBE or BIPOC-owned business focused on the deployment of clean energy; (4) at least one member shall be a policy or implementation expert in serving low-income, environmental justice or BIPOC communities or individuals, including environmental justice communities, BIPOC communities, formerly convicted persons, persons who are or were in the child welfare system, displaced energy workers, gender nonconforming and transgender individuals, or youth; and (5) at least one member shall be from a community-based organization with a specific mission to support racially and socioeconomically diverse environmental justice communities. Of such members: (1) not fewer than 2 shall be selected from each of the following geographic regions in the State: northeast, northwest, central, and southern; (2) not fewer than 2 shall be from an MBE or BIPOC-owned business focused on the deployment of clean energy; (3) not fewer than 2 shall be from a community-based organization with a specific mission to support racially and socioeconomically diverse environmental justice communities; and (4) not fewer than 2 shall be from an organization specializing in providing energy-related services to low-income, environmental justice, or BIPOC communities. (5) Members of the Board can fulfill multiple criteria, such as representing the southern region and an MBE or BIPOC-owned business focused on the deployment of clean energy. No officer or employee of the State or any other level of government may be appointed or elected as a member of the Board.
Authority:Public Act 102-662

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
VACANTGovernorDesigneeMember
VACANTGovernorDesigneeMember
VACANTGovernorNortheast regionMember
VACANTGovernorNorthwest regionMember
VACANTGovernorCentral regionMember
VACANTGovernorSouthern regionMember
VACANTGovernorMBE or BIPOC-owned clean energy businessMember
VACANTGovernorLow Income, Environmental Justice, or BIPOC community Policy ExpertMember
VACANTGovernorDiverse Environmental Justice OrganizationMember
VACANTGovernorEnergy Related ServicesMember
VACANTGovernorEnergy Related ServicesMember