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Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC), Solicitation of Nominees for 2019 Membership

Posted By Johanna M. Bell, Friday, February 22, 2019

States and local governments are ultimately responsible for the implementation of many public health and environmental programs that ensure that citizens have clean air and water, safe drinking water, and environmentally sound waste disposal.

EPA's Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) to provide advice and recommendations to the EPA in developing stronger partnerships with local governments by providing critical advice on the development and implementation of Agency programs at the local level. The LGAC is an independent, policy-oriented advisory committee that provides advice and recommendations to the EPA to assist the agency in ensuring that its regulations, policies, guidance, and technical assistance improve the capacity of local governments to carry-out these programs. 

Additional background information is available from the LGAC Charter and LGAC Fact Sheet.

The EPA Director of Intergovernmental Affairs is soliciting nominations for LGAC members and for the Small Community Advisory Subcommittee (for communities under 10,000) by March 15th for consideration for Spring 2019 appointments. EPA will fill 10-12 vacancies in 2019.

EPA will consider candidates from local, state, and tribal government elected and appointed officials. Representation from diverse backgrounds (i.e., demographics, geographic, cultural, ethnicity and political) are encouraged to apply.

Nominees must be willing and able to attend 2-3 meetings a year and fully participate in the Subcommittee or workgroup activities (usually via teleconference). The LGAC has one standing subcommittee which is the Subcommittee on Small Communities (SCAS), focused on small communities under 10,000.

The credentials of all applicants/nominees will be fully considered, but viable candidates must – at a minimum – fall within the vocational/experiential parameters outlined above. In addition to experience in local and/or state government, additional criteria to be considered may include:

  • Experience with public-private partnerships; coalition-building and grass-roots involvement; implementation of environmental regulatory programs, whether federally-delegated, state-required or locally-mandated, including permitting programs;
  • Brownfields, Superfund clean-up, air and water quality, and solid waste management; and, rural and/or small community economic development;
  • Diversity in vocational/career background, including private sector/industry experience, agricultural sector experience, professional affiliations; and,
  • Demonstrated familiarity with local, regional and national environmental issues, also may be considered. 

LGAC members are appointed for 1-2 year terms and are eligible for reappointment. The Committee meets several times a year, and the Administrator may ask members to serve on Subcommittees and Workgroups to develop reports and recommendations to address specific policy issues. The average workload for members is approximately 4 to 6 hours per month. While EPA is unable to provide compensation for services, official Committee travel and related expenses (lodging, etc.) will be fully reimbursed.

Please send the requested information along with your nominees’ name, full resume, and short biography to Frances Eargle, Designated Federal Officer for the LGAC at with subject header of LGAC MEMBERSHIP 2019 by March 15th, 2019. 

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Britt Carter at (202) 564-6312 or Fran Eargle at (202) 564-3115.

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