To provide excellent stewardship of public funds by saving money, conserving natural resources, and reducing recidivism rates by incorporating informed, sustainable decision-making and practices into Multnomah County jail facilities, operations, and programming.


In 2012, the Sustainable Jail Project was launched by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. Inspired by the Washington State Sustainable Prison Project, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office developed the Sustainable Jail Project as a roadmap to more efficient, cost effective operations that protect the environment, support the local economy, and reduce recidivism rates. 

Since 2009, the Sheriff’s Office Sustainability Liaison Team and the Office of Sustainability have identified efficiency opportunities in jail operations, implemented projects, established baselines for monitoring progress, and created the Sustainable Jail Project Plan with goals and future actions.

Project Leadership:

      • Sheriff Dan Staton
      • Mike Shults, Corrections Division Chief Deputy
      • Lt. Rachel Getman
      • Cpt. Steve Alexander
      • Kat West, Office of Sustainability
      • Sarah Brownstein, Office of Sustainability
      • John Wasiutynski, Office of Sustainability

Sheriff Sustainability Liaison Team:

  • Cpt. Steve Alexander (Team Leader)
  • Linda Buck
  • Eddie Climer (Aramark)
  • Facilities Security Officer Amanda Hampton
  • Sergeant Tom Jacobs
  • Captain Mary Lindstrand
  • Sergeant Jon Mathews
  • Zaida Pina
  • Deputy Melissa Regehr



The Sustainable Jail Project is the result of a partnership between the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen and the Board of Commissioners, the Multnomah County Department of Community Assets – Facilities and Property Management Division, and Multnomah County’s Office of Sustainability.