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Nov. 18, 2015 Seeking Nominations for EPA's Local Government Advisory Committee

Applications Due December 14, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) is a federal advisory committee chartered for 30 elected and appointed officials of state, local and tribal government. The LGAC provides critical advice to the EPA on the development and implementation of Agency programs at the local level. EPA's Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations is soliciting nominations by December 14, 2015 to fill up to 8 to 10 vacancies on the LGAC by March 2016. Nominees who are being considered are those individuals who currently hold elected or appointed positions in state, local and tribal government and who have demonstrated local leadership in community sustainability and sustainable development; public health and health disparities; air and water quality issues; climate change and climate resiliency; green jobs and economic initiatives; and energy and environmental financing.

Other criteria used to evaluate nominees will include:

· The background and experience that would help members contribute to the diversity of perspectives on the committee (e.g., geographic, economic, social, cultural, educational background, professional affiliations, and other considerations);

· Demonstrated experience as elected and/or appointed official for a local, state or tribal government;

· Demonstrated experience working with officials from other governments or other levels of government (e.g., other local governments, federal agencies);

· Excellent interpersonal and consensus-building skills;

· Ability to volunteer time to attend meetings 2 to 3 times a year, participate in teleconference meetings, attend listening sessions with the Administrator or other senior-level EPA officials, develop policy recommendations to the Administrator and prepare reports and advice letters; and

· Willingness to commit time to the committee and demonstrated ability to work constructively and effectively on committees.

How to Submit Nominations:

Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified persons to be considered for appointment to this advisory committee. Individuals may self-nominate. Nominations can be submitted to Frances Eargle, Designated Federal Officer for the LGAC at Eargle.Frances@epa.gov with subject header of LGAC MEMBERSHIP 2016. If you have questions regarding the LGAC or nomination process, please contact Frances Eargle at (202)564-3115 or email questions to Eargle.Frances@epa.gov.

All nominations should include:

· Current contact information for the nominee, including the nominee's name, organization (and position within that organization), current business address, email address, and daytime telephone number;

· A brief statement describing the nominee's interest in serving on the LGAC;

· A resume and short biography describing the professional and educational qualifications of the nominee, including a list of relevant activities, and any current or previous service on advisory committees; and

· Letter(s) of recommendation from a third party supporting the nomination. Letter(s) should describe how the nominees experience and knowledge will bring value to the work of the LGAC.

A variety of sources may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees. To help the EPA in evaluating the effectiveness of its outreach efforts, please tell us how you learned of this opportunity.

For information about the LGAC, go to: http://www.epa.gov/ocirpage/scas_lgac/lgac_index.htm.

For more information go to Federal Register Notice at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-11-12/html/2015-28759.htm

If you have questions regarding the LGAC or nomination process, please contact Frances Eargle at (202)564-3115 or email questions to Eargle.Frances@epa.gov.