EQAC Seeks High School Student Member

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 711, FAX 703-324-2010

April 3, 2006

Fairfax County Environmental Quality Advisory Council Seeks High School Student as Member

The Fairfax County Environmental Quality Advisory Council is seeking a high school student to serve on the council from July 2006 through June 2007. As an EQAC member, the student will be involved in the process of making decisions and recommendations that impact the county’s environmental policies. Service on EQAC is a great opportunity for growth and hands-on education.

EQAC’s chief function is to make recommendations to the Fairfax County 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, EQAC holds a public hearing each year to obtain residents’ input on issues of environmental concern. The council also submits an “Annual Report on the Environment” to the board.

High school sophomores or juniors in good standing who are residents of Fairfax County, Clifton, Herndon or Vienna should apply. Home-schooled students are encouraged to apply. Residents of the cities of Fairfax, Falls Church and Alexandria are not eligible.

Applications are available from the science department chair, guidance counselor or principal of each public, private or parochial school in Fairfax County. Interested students also may contact Noel Kaplan, Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning, at 703-324-1380, TTY 711, or e-mail eqac@fairfaxcounty.gov. Information about EQAC and the student member position is available at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/eqac.

Applications must be postmarked by the deadline of May 5.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request this information in an alternate format, call the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

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