Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at SUB

Springfield Utility Board (SUB) welcomes all community members and staff of all identities.  SUB recognizes that historic institutional policies can create or perpetuate barriers to access utility services.  Recruitment and retention of talented staff of diverse identities is an area of continuous review.  A goal is to enhance inclusive opportunity and expand the sense of belonging at SUB and in the community.  SUB recognizes that access to utility services is a shared responsibility (with customers, funding agencies, and utilities) and SUB strives to do its part.

SUB is committed to removing barriers to utility access, enhance inclusive opportunity, and expand the sense of belonging by:

  • Assessing SUB’s policies and practices to appropriately address SUB’s role in providing access to, and use of, SUB services for a variety of individual and businesses
  • Directing customers or potential customers to resources that can aid them in affordably accessing and using SUB’s services.
  • Evaluating outreach opportunities for employment at SUB, promoting active accountability and objectivity in recruitment process, embracing the value of the unique backgrounds of staff, and promoting a message that diversity is “broad, wide, and deep.”
  • Supporting diverse community events to enhance a welcoming community.
  • Protecting the data of our customers. SUB recognizes that customer information and utility usage is an area of personal concern.
  • Striving to provide access to SUB infrastructure throughout the Springfield community.

Key Partnerships

Team Springfield

Team Springfield is a collaboration of four agencies: The City of Springfield, Springfield Public Schools, Willamalane Parks and Recreation District, and SUB.   Each agency has a governing body elected from the Springfield community.  Together, we share ideas, energy, and resources to deliver projects that benefit our community.  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is among these efforts.

Equity Community Consortium

The Equity and Community Consortium (ECC) is an information and resource sharing and coordination forum for agencies and jurisdictions that provide governmental and public services in the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area.

The ECC has several goals, which include creating a safe and supportive space to share and learn about equity leadership, developing and sharing information, improving equity within each agency, proactively communicating about the importance of equity, standing together against hate and bias, and allowing each agency to make informed, independent decisions while still working together and exchanging information and ideas. Additionally, the ECC aims to share progress and challenges associated with improving and enhancing internal working environments to create more equitable workplaces and to build capacity for each agency to engage in equity work.


SUB’s Recruitment Site

Catholic Community Services (utility funding assistance)

Other Resources (at the City of Springfield’s resource site)

Contact SUB

Please see https://www.subutil.com/about-us/contact-us/

This includes a general inquiries section near the bottom of the page.

You may also provide public comment at a SUB Board meeting which is normally held every second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm.  More information is at: