The 2023 Fairfax County Environmental Excellence Awards recognize individuals, businesses, organizations, and county employees for their work to protect and enhance our natural environment. Click below to learn more and to submit a nomination.
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.
|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||Jacob Hammond|
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.
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.
|2022 Meeting Info and Materials||2023 Meeting Info and Materials|
January 12, 2022 -
January 11, 2023 -
|February 9, 2022||February 8, 2023|
|March 9, 2022||March 8, 2023|
|April 13, 2022||April 12, 2023|
|May 11, 2022||May 10, 2023|
|June 8, 2022||June 14, 2023|
|July 13, 2022||July 12, 2023|
|August 10, 2022||August 9, 2023|
|September 14, 2022||September 13, 2023|
|October 12, 2022||October 11, 2023|
|November 9, 2022||November 8, 2023|
|December 14, 2022||December 13, 2023|
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 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.
The 2022 Annual Report and Scorecard are available to view or download here.
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 2023 Environmental Excellence Awards is now open. Access to the nomination form and 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 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
October 12, 2021 | October 13, 2021