Sam Adams

As a mayor, city commissioner, mayoral chief of staff, and nonprofit leader, Sam has more than 30 years of hands-on experience working with diverse teams to create, develop and implement policies, plans and strategies that have helped Portland, Oregon be one of the best cities (Bloomberg Businessweek 2012) and the most sustainable large city (Mother Nature Network 2009) in the nation. While mayor, and since leaving politics, Sam worked to accelerate clean energy market growth. He founded Enhabit in 2010, a Portland home energy improvement and finance organization, worked as the Director of the US Climate Initiative at World Resources Institute, and most recently helped lead the implementation of America’s Pledge with fellow former mayor Michael Bloomberg. Sam joined CTM to help local jurisdictions unlock private capital and power growth in the clean energy economy.