Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:30AM-5PM M-F

TTY 711

12000 Government Center Pkwy, Suite 533
Fairfax, VA 22035

Kambiz Agazi,

Environmental Quality Advisory Council

The Fairfax County Environmental Quality Advisory Council (EQAC) is an advisory group appointed by the Board of Supervisors to provide advice on environmental matters. The Council is comprised of one member from each supervisor district, four at-large members, and one student representative. Each member is appointed to serve a three-year term except the student member who serves for either their junior or senior year of high school.

The EQAC charter details the purpose and principal activities of the council, which include the production of an annual report on the state of the physical environment in Fairfax County.

The council generally meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:15 PM. Meeting information is available via the dropdown menus below. If you have any questions or comments, please email EQAC.


Listed below are the current members of the Environmental Quality Advisory Council. If you are interested in serving as a member of EQAC please contact your district supervisor's office to express your interest.

At-Large Stella Koch (Chair)
At-Large George W. Lamb
At-Large Renee Grebe
At-Large Michael Zatz
Braddock Bryan Campbell
Dranesville Edward Monroe
Hunter Mill Kenneth Lanfear
Lee Johna Gagnon
Mason Richard J. Healy
Mt. Vernon Larry Zaragoza (Vice Chair)
Providence Alex Robbins
Springfield Clyde Wilber
Sully Rich Weisman
Student Member Mackenzie Nordai


The 2021 meeting schedule for EQAC is as follows. As meeting information and materials become available they will be added to each meeting page. Minutes and presentation materials will be made available on individual meeting pages following each meeting. Materials from meetings prior to December 2020 are available upon request. Please email to request past meeting materials.

Each year, EQAC holds a public comment meeting to obtain input on issues of environmental concern. The public is also invited to attend any EQAC meeting and to submit correspondence for consideration by EQAC at any time. Summaries of past public comment meetings, including speaker and written testimony, is available upon request, only the most recent public comment meeting is detailed below. Materials may be submitted or requested via email ( 

December 9, 2020

Meeting Information and materials

January 13, 2021 - Annual Public Comment Meeting

Meeting information and materials.

February 10, 2021

Meeting information and materials.

March 10, 2021

Meeting information and materials.

April 14, 2021

Meeting information and materials. 

May 12, 2021

Meeting information and materials.

June 9, 2021

Meeting information and materials.

July 14, 2021

Meeting information and materials.

August 11, 2021

Meeting information and materials.

September 8, 2021

Meeting information and materials will be posted here as they become available.

October 13, 2021

Meeting information and materials will be posted here as they become available.

November 10, 2021

Meeting information and materials will be posted here as they become available.

December 8, 2021

Meeting information and materials will be posted here as they become available.

EQAC issues recommendations to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors via two mechanisms: the Annual Report on the Environment and resolutions or positions issued during EQAC meetings. Resolutions and positions for the current year and the immediate past year are provided below. Resolutions and positions from years prior are available upon request via email ( 


December 2020 Joint Environmental Task Force Report
October 2020 Richmond Highway Undergrounding
July 2019 Living Shorelines Loan Program
July 2019 County Legislative Program, Environment Section
July 2019 Green Building Policies for County Facilities
April 2019 EQAC Testimony on the FY2020 Fairfax County Budget
March 2019 EQAC Comments on Airport Noise Contours
February 2019 EQAC Comments on LED Streetlight Conversion


Each year, EQAC prepares an Annual Report on the Environment that summarizes environmental conditions, trends, programs, legislation and issues in Fairfax County and presents EQAC's recommendations to the Board on a variety of environmental topics and concerns. The report is prepared entirely by EQAC and reflects the Council's views. 

The 2020 Annual Report Scorecard is available here.

The 2019 Annual Report is available here. Past reports are available upon request. Please email to obtain digital versions of earlier reports.

Each year, the Fairfax County Environmental Excellence Awards recognize individuals, organizations, businesses and county employees who:

  •  Advance or support the county's environmental goals and policy statements
  •  Dedicate personal time and expertise beyond normal fiscal or civic responsibilities
  •  Demonstrate leadership as a role model for others

The awards are administered by the Environmental Quality Advisory Council with support from the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination and the Department of Planning and Development.

The nomination period for the 2021 Environmental Excellence Awards has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination. More information on the Environmental Excellence Awards, including a list of past winners, can be found here.

Each year, EQAC solicits applications from Fairfax County high school students who are interested in becoming a student member of EQAC. The application is open to all interested high school sophomores and juniors who are in good standing. Eligible public school, parochial, private school, and homeschooled students are encouraged to apply.

The application period for the July 2021 through June 2022 term has now closed. Thank you to all who applied. If you have questions about the student membership application process, please email or call 703-324-7136 TTY 711.

Past Member Testimonials

Former student members of EQAC have prepared testimonials regarding their service.

Clare Sparling

Hana Burkly

Anna Nguyen

Talia Schmitt

Kevin Sun


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