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Energize Oregon Coalition Launch

Drive Oregon

Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PST)

Portland, OR

Energize Oregon Coalition Launch

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We invite you to join us for the launch of the Energize Oregon Coalition!  

Attend the launch to learn about this new collaborative effort and how your organization or company can get involved to support the accleration of the adoption of electric mobility in our state.


Event Program:


8:00 AM -- Breakfast


8:30 AM -- Opening Remarks, Introductions


9:00 AM -- Program Begins


12:00 PM -- Program Closes -- Optional Lunch to Follow 


What is the Energize Oregon Coalition? 

The Coalition will serve as an initial point of contact for electric vehicle efforts in Oregon.  It will act as a forum for sharing information and best practices, and as a coordinating body for the diverse independent projects related to electric vehicles around the state. The highest value of this new collaborative group is to identify important projects and tasks that are best accomplished together -- and to provide the organization, focus, and resources to ensure they are quickly accomplished.  

Drive Oregon and the Oregon Department of Transportation will serve as the organizers of the Coalition, with support from the Governor's Office.  To learn more about the history of the coalition, click here.


Coalition Priorities

The Coalition will identify a small number of specific, focused areas of work and will form task forces to focus on each of them.  Priorities will be set in close consultation with Coalition members, based in part on conversations at this launch meeting.


Who Should Participate?

The Coalition welcomes all stakeholders interested in strengthening Oregon’s electric vehicle market, including vehicle makers, utilities, infrastructure providers, elected and appointed officials, government agencies, environmental and community advocates, and others. Participants from outside Oregon are also welcome.  You do not need to be an official member of the Coalition to attend this initial meeting.


Join the Coalition Today

Joining the Coalition is as simple as joining Drive Oregon.  You can easily join on our website by clicking here.  Annual dues range from just $200 to $2,000, based on your organization’s type and size. Government agencies and nonprofit organizations may request special consideration.  

Not ready to join yet?  We still invite you to attend the Coalition launch to learn more and see where you fit in!

For more information about this event or the Coalition, please contact Zach Henkin

at (503) 724-8670 or


Special Lodging Offer

If you are coming from out of town to the launch, we invite you to stay at the Heathman Hotel in downtown Portland.  We have a partnership with the hotel -- which is a proud host of several charging stations! -- to provide a special corporate rate.  To take advantage of this discount:


Book by Phone: 1-800-551-0011 (Just mention Drive Oregon)


Book Online: Go to, Enter dates & “DOR” in the promo code box, Click “Book Now”


Book Direct: Call Sales Manager, Rachel Sheffield, at 503-790-7103 or email at

Have questions about Energize Oregon Coalition Launch? Contact Drive Oregon

When & Where

World Trade Center, Bldg 2, Skybridge A & B
121 Southwest Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97205

Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PST)

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Drive Oregon

Drive Oregon is a nonprofit public-private partnership with diverse membership from across the range of companies and organizations involved in electrifying the transportation system.  Drive Oregon is funded in part with Oregon State Lottery Funds administered by Business Oregon.  Drive Oregon's mission is to promote, support, and grow the electric vehicle industry in Oregon.

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