Office of the Tribal Advisor
Welcome to the CPUC's Tribal Office
The CPUC is committed to incorporating Tribal concerns into the development of regulations, and policies through engagement in discussion and consultation with Tribes. We provide Tribes with information about up-coming forums, hearings and workshops. Submit your contact information and we will keep you updated on our activities. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email or call us. We serve as a Tribal resource.
The Tribal Office as a Resource
The Tribal Office is a resource to improve government-to-government relationships and communication between Tribes and the CPUC. We seek to accomplish shared goals and achieve milestones that uphold self-governance and self-determination. While moving forward, engagement from Tribal governments will be critical in ensuring that the progress made builds momentum for continued progress for many years to come.
Kenneth Holbrook, Tribal Advisor
Appointed in 2020, CPUC Tribal Advisor Kenneth Holbrook serves the CPUC through his advisory role within the agency and as the CPUC’s main point-of-contact with the Native American Tribes of California. Kenneth is a member of the Atsugewi Band of the Pit River Tribe, as well as the Maidu Tribe of Northern California and has extensive experience working with and facilitating California’s Tribes in their shared goals of ensuring access to safe, clean, and affordable utility services and infrastructure. The CPUC values its commitment to establish and uphold statewide standards for effective Tribal Consultation set forth by the past and present administrations of Governor Jerry Brown Jr. and Governor Gavin Newsom. The CPUC recognizes and appreciates the sovereignty of our State’s Tribal governments and our goal is to work together with you to solve your community’s utility challenges.
Phone: (415) 793-8522
Kenneth Holbrook, Tribal Advisor
Appointed as CPUC Tribal Advisor in 2020, Kenneth Holbrook is a member of the Atsugewi Band of the Pit River Tribe, as well as the Maidu Tribe. He has served Tribal communities for the past 24 years during his various roles while working for Tribal governments, Tribal NGOs, and their partners and representatives. Kenneth holds a Bachelor’s degree in American & African History from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Stephanie Green, Tribal Liaison
Office (415) 703-5245 / Cell (415) 265-9757
Hector Garcia, Local Government Liaison
Karen Eckersley, Tribal Communications Services Liaison
For use by Tribes, and official Tribal representatives who wish to engage in a formal government-to-government Tribal Consultation with the CPUC, to simultaneously contact the CPUC Office of the Commission, the CPUC Executive Director, the CPUC Legal Division, the CPUC Tribal Advisor, and the Director of Government Affairs.
For use by Tribes, Tribal representatives, Tribal organizations and advocates, and individual Tribal People (whether a citizen of a Federally Recognized Tribe, or otherwise,) to simultaneously contact the CPUC Tribal Advisor (Kenneth Holbrook), the CPUC Tribal Liaison (Stephanie Green), and our Tribal Business & Community Officer (Hector Garcia) for general inquiries and information requests.
Additional Non-CPUC Resources
Created by Executive Order B-10-11 and codified through AB 880