Fairfax County Environmental Quality Advisory Council Seeks Student Member


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010

March 18, 2005

 

Fairfax County Environmental Quality
Advisory Council Seeks Student Member

The Environmental Quality Advisory Council of Fairfax County is seeking a high school student interested in serving on the council from July 2005 through June 2006. As a member of the council, the student will be involved in the process of making decisions and recommendations that impact the environment in the county. It is a great opportunity for growth and hands-on education.

The council’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 and air quality, land use, noise, solid waste, ecological resources, deer management, visual pollution, and light pollution are investigated. In addition, the council holds a public hearing each year to obtain citizen input on issues of environmental concern and submits an Annual Report on the Environment to the Board of Supervisors.

High school sophomores or juniors in good standing who are residents of Fairfax County, Clifton, Herndon, or Vienna may apply. Homeschooled students may also apply. Applications are available from the science department chair, guidance counselor, social studies chair or principal of each public, private or parochial school in Fairfax County. Interested students may also contact Noel Kaplan of the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-324-1210, TTY 711, or via e-mail at eqac@fairfaxcounty.gov. Information about the council and the student member position is available on the county’s Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/eqac.

Applications must be postmarked by the deadline of May 6, 2005.

FAIRFAX COUNTY IS COMMITTED TO A POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION IN ALL COUNTY PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES AND WILL PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS UPON REQUEST. TO REQUEST SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, CALL 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935. PLEASE ALLOW FIVE WORKING DAYS IN ADVANCE OF EVENTS IN ORDER TO MAKE THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS.

 


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