Cribbins Appointed To EPA Local Government Advisory Committee

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Coos County Commission Board Chair Melissa Cribbins

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently selected Coos County Commission Board Chair Melissa Cribbins to serve as a member of the Agency’s Local Government Advisory Committee, effective immediately.  

The LGAC provides advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator to develop stronger partnerships with local governments to deliver environmental services and programs.  The committee is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which regulates and governs its operation, including public participation and document access.  Cribbins was selected for her experience and perspective, which can help the EPA explore the ways that national policy might impact state, local, and tribal governments.  Committee members are drawn from around the nation.

“I’m very honored to be selected for the EPA Local Government Advisory Committee,” said Cribbins of her appointment.  “It is important for rural Oregon, and particularly the coast, to have a voice at the table when we discuss environmental regulation, services, and programs.”  In addition to her role on the EPA LGAC, Cribbins also serves as the Chair of the National Association of Counties (NACO) Energy, Environment, and Land Use Committee, the Energy Trust of Oregon Board, and the Land Conservation and Development Commission.  


February 3, 2020

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