[Jtgrantees] Seeking Nominations for Members to EPA's National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC)

Hanne, Glo ghanne at eicc.edu
Wed Jan 4 13:32:43 EST 2012


MESSAGE FROM EPA HEADQUARTERS:





Seeking Nominations for Members to EPA's National Environmental Justice  Advisory Council (NEJAC)



The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from  a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for  appointment to the NEJAC. The NEJAC is a multi-stakeholder federal  advisory committee that provides independent advice and recommendations  to the EPA Administrator about cross-cutting issues related to  environmental justice.



This notice solicits nominations to fill eight (8) new vacancies  through June 25, 2012. To maintain the representation outlined by the  charter, nominees will be selected to represent the following  stakeholder workforce sectors:

        Academia (1 vacancy)

        Business and industry (2 vacancies)

        Grassroots Community-based organizations (1 vacancy)

        Non-governmental/environmental organizations (1 vacancy)

        State and local government agencies (2 vacancies)

        Tribal governments and indigenous groups (1 vacancy)  Within these sectors, EPA is seeking nominees with knowledge in  community sustainability, public health and health disparities, land  use and sustainable development, green jobs and economic initiatives,  energy, and environmental financing. In an effort to obtain nominations  of diverse candidates, the Agency encourages nominations of women and  men of all racial and ethnic groups. All nominations will be fully  considered.



Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified persons to  be considered for appointment to this advisory committee. Individuals  may self-nominate. Nominees should possess the following

qualifications:

        Demonstrated experience with environmental justice and community

        sustainability issues at the national, state, or local level

        Willingness to commit time to the committee and demonstrated

        ability to work constructively and effectively on committees

        Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and

        consensus-building skills

        Ability to serve a 3-year appointment and to volunteer

        approximately 5 to 8 hours per month to support the Council's

        activities



How to Submit Nominations: Nominations can be submitted in electronic  format (preferred) following the template available at  http://epa.gov/environmentaljustice/nejac/index.html#membership. In  order to fill anticipated vacancies by May 2012, nominations should be  received by January 25, 2012. For additional details regarding the  nomination process and to learn more about NEJAC, please visit  http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/nejac/index.html.



To be considered, all nomination packages should include:

        Current contact information for the nominee, including the

        nominee's name, organization (and position within that

        organization), current business address, e-mail address, and

        daytime telephone number

        Brief Statement describing the nominees interest in serving on

        the NEJAC

        Résumé and a short biography (no more than 2 paragraphs)

        describing the professional and educational qualifications of

        the nominee, including a list of relevant activities, and any

        current or previous service on advisory committees

        Letter[s] of recommendation from a third party supporting the

        nomination. The letter should describe how the nominee's

        experience and knowledge will bring value to the work of the

        NEJAC.



For further questions regarding this notice, please contact the EPA  Office of Environmental Justice at (202) 564-2515.
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