EQAC - Student Member Information
EQAC provides the opportunity for a high school junior or senior to gain valuable experience by serving as a member of the council for a one year period. The deadline for applications for the July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014 student member term has passed, and EQAC is now reviewing the applications that have been submitted.
EQAC is comprised of one representative from each magisterial district,
four at large members, and one student representative. Each member is
appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve a three year term, except
the student member, who serves during his or her junior or senior year of
EQAC's chief function is to make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for improving the county's efforts in environmental protection and enhancement. During monthly meetings, issues such as hazardous materials, water quality, air quality, land use, noise, solid waste, ecological resources, deer management, visual pollution, light pollution and climate change as it relates to county actions are investigated. In addition, EQAC holds a public hearing each year for the purpose of obtaining citizen input on issues of environmental concern.
The Annual Report on the Environment, which is prepared by EQAC, provides information on the status of various environmental resources and issues and is designed to aid the board in setting its environmental agenda and priorities. The Annual Report is prepared by EQAC with contributions from many different organizations and government agencies. Copies of EQAC's recent Annual Reports are available on this website.
If you have questions about EQAC, contact Noel Kaplan of the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-324-1369, TTY 711 (Virginia Relay) or send an e-mail message.