Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination

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703-324-7136 TTY 711
12000 Government Center Pkwy, Suite 533
Fairfax, VA 22035
John Morrill

EQAC Now Accepting Student Membership Applications for 2024-25 Term

The Fairfax County Environmental Quality Advisory Council (EQAC) is seeking a student member to join the council for the July 2024 through June 2025 term. Interested high school sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply by May 6. photo of high school students with "apply now" words overlayed

EQAC’s primary function is to make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for improving environmental protection and enhancement, including preparing an annual report on the state of the physical environment in Fairfax County. Each year, the council also administers the Environmental Excellence Awards to recognize individuals and organizations, businesses, and employees for advancing or supporting the county’s environmental goals and policies.

EQAC is composed of one citizen representative from each of nine magisterial districts, four at large members, and one student representative. Each member is appointed to serve a three-year term, except the student member, who serves during their junior or senior year of high school. The council generally meets in-person at the Fairfax County Government Center on the second Wednesday of each month, starting at 7:15 p.m. 

The student member application is open to all interested high school sophomores and juniors living in Fairfax County (excluding cities of Fairfax and Falls Church) who are in good standing. Eligible public school, private school, parochial and homeschooled students are encouraged to apply. 

See testimonials from past student members on the EQAC webpage under the Student Membership tab. 

To apply, complete and submit the online student application form. All applications must be received by 11:59p.m. on Monday, May 6.

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