As a Program Coordinator for Stakeholder Engagement and Communication team with Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Jonathan Belais enhances stakeholder engagement by aligning efforts throughout the organization with the priorities of utility members and regional partners.
A Portland native, Jonathan headed south for college, earning his Political Science degree from UC Santa Cruz in 2010 before serving two years as an AmeriCorps member in a bay area environmental nonprofit. Pursuing his passion for effective policy and natural resource management, he completed Masters Degrees in Economics and Public Administration at the University of Colorado in Denver. He spent three years in Denver working for the Colorado Governor’s Policy Office and Office Economic Development and International Trade, where he worked directly with the energy industry on state policy regional development projects.
In his free time, he enjoys working on his house, and hiking with his wife and overly enthusiastic dog. Go Blazers. Go Timbers.