EPA Opens Nominations for Local Government Advisory Committee

The EPA will accept nominations for the Local Government Advisory Committee through September 30th. 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a solicitation for elected and appointed officials to serve on its Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC), which advises the EPA on critical environmental issues impacting local governments.

In 2024, members of the LGAC will provide advice and recommendations on a broad range of issues, including but not limited to: advancing environmental justice, developing capacity for technical assistance at the local level, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, bolstering resilience to the impacts of climate change, and supporting local governments in the assessment and remediation of PFAS chemicals.

Candidates must be current elected officials representing local, state, tribal, or territorial governments; officials working full-time for a government who have been appointed directly by an elected official will also be considered. EPA expressly values diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encourages the nominations of individuals from diverse backgrounds, so that the LGAC looks like America and reflects the country’s rich diversity.  Members will be appointed for one-year terms with the option to renew. To be considered for 2024 appointment, nominations should be submitted by September 30, 2023.

Click here to learn more about the nomination process. 

Read more about the LGAC.