[Jtgrantees] Seeking Nominations for Members to EPA's National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC)
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
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
Ability to serve a 3-year appointment and to volunteer
approximately 5 to 8 hours per month to support the Council's
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
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
For further questions regarding this notice, please contact the EPA Office of Environmental Justice at (202) 564-2515.
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