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.
|Mt. Vernon||Larry Zaragoza (Chair)|
|At-Large||Renee Grebe (Vice Chair)|
|At-Large||George W. Lamb|
|Hunter Mill||Kenneth Lanfear|
|Mason||Richard J. Healy|
|Student Member||Oaklen Kalinichenko|
Below, you will find the EQAC meeting dates for the current year and the immediate past year. As meeting information and materials become available, they will be added to the meeting pages linked to each meeting date below. Minutes and presentation materials will be made available on individual meeting pages following each meeting. There is also information about other meetings that involve EQAC, where at least 2 members of the council may be attending.
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, are available upon request. Materials may be submitted or requested via email to email@example.com.
- January 11, 2023 - Public Comment Meeting
- February 8, 2023
- March 8, 2023
- April 12, 2023
- May 10, 2023
- June 14, 2023
- July 12, 2023
- August 9, 2023
- September 13, 2023
- September 28, 2023 - Joint meeting with Planning Commission Environment Committee
- October 11, 2023
- November 8, 2023 - Joint meeting with the Park Authority Board and Regular Meeting
- December 13, 2023
- October 12, 2023 – Wetlands Board Meeting
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 below under "Archived Materials" or upon request via email (EQAC@fairfaxcounty.gov).
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.
Past reports are available upon request. Please email EQAC@fairfaxcounty.gov 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. The 2023 Environmental Excellence Awardees have been announced, click below to learn more.
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 2023 through June 2024 term is now closed. If you have questions about the student membership application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-324-7136 TTY 711.
Past Member Testimonials
Former student members of EQAC have prepared testimonials regarding their service.
Materials originating prior to January 2021 are available upon request. Please email EQAC@fairfaxcounty.gov to request past materials.
2021 Resolutions and Positions
2021 Meeting Info and Materials
January 13, 2021 - Public Comment Meeting