Advisory Council Seeks High School Student as Member

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
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March 23, 2007

 Environmental Quality Advisory Council Seeks High School Student as Member

The Fairfax County Environmental Quality Advisory Council (EQAC) is seeking a high school student to serve on the council from July 2007 through June 2008. As an EQAC member, the student will help make decisions and recommendations that impact the county’s environmental policies.

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; these efforts serve to support the board’s 20-year environmental plan. During monthly meetings, many issues are examined, such as hazardous materials, water and air quality, land use, noise, solid waste, ecological resources, deer management, visual pollution and light pollution. 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 should apply. Home-schooled students are encouraged to apply. Applications must be postmarked by May 4.

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: Information about EQAC and the student member position is available at


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