2022 Environmental Excellence Awards - Submit a Nomination by July 15
Each year, the Fairfax County Environmental Excellence Awards recognize individuals, organizations, businesses and county employees who go above and beyond to protect, preserve, and enhance the natural environment around us. The 2022 nomination period is open until July 15.
EQAC Membership Info
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|
|Hunter Mill||Kenneth Lanfear|
|Mason||Richard J. Healy|
|Mt. Vernon||Larry Zaragoza (Vice Chair)|
|Student Member||Mackenzie Nordai|
Meeting Dates and Information
Below you will find the EQAC meeting dates for the immediate past year and the current 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. Materials from meetings prior to January 2021 are available upon request. Please email EQAC@fairfaxcounty.gov 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, are available upon request. Materials may be submitted or requested via email (EQAC@fairfaxcounty.gov).
|2021 Meeting Info and Materials||2022 Meeting Info and Materials|
|January 13, 2021 - Public Comment Meeting||January 12, 2022 - Public Comment Meeting|
|February 10, 2021||February 9, 2022|
|March 10, 2021||March 9, 2022|
|April 14, 2021||April 13, 2022|
|May 12, 2021||May 11, 2022|
|June 9, 2021||June 8, 2022|
|July 14, 2021||July 13, 2022|
|August 11, 2021||August 10, 2022|
|September 8, 2021||September 14, 2022|
|October 12, 2021 | October 13, 2021||October 12, 2022|
|November 10, 2021||November 9, 2022|
|December 8, 2021||December 14, 2022|
Resolutions and Positions
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 (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.
Environmental Excellence Awards
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 nomination period for the 2022 Environmental Excellence Awards is open until July 15, 2022. More information on the awards 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 2022 through June 2023 term has now closed. If you have questions about the student membership application process, please email email@example.com or call 703-324-7136 TTY 711.
Past Member Testimonials
Former student members of EQAC have prepared testimonials regarding their service.