Volunteers Sought for Environmental Policy Advisory Committee

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The Pueblo Area Council of Governments (PACOG) is seeking applications from Pueblo County residents interested in serving on its Environmental Policy Advisory Committee (EPAC).  EPAC is a twelve-member advisory group which may advise PACOG regarding environmental issues, including air quality, water quality, noise abatement, solid waste, and hazardous waste.  EPAC meets on the 1st Thursday every other month at 5:15 p.m., beginning in February.
 
Members are appointed by PACOG to serve three-year terms and reflect a balance of interests in the Pueblo area.  EPAC consists of substantially equivalent proportions from the following four groups: 

  • Public Interest--Any member of a non-profit organization which reflects a general, civic, social, recreational, environmental, or public health perspective in the Pueblo region, and which group does not directly reflect the economic interests of its membership.  Excluded from membership in this category shall be any member eligible for the economic interest or public official category.
  • Organizations with Substantial Economic Interest--Any person and/or company who is likely to incur financial gain or loss greater than that of an average homeowner, taxpayer, or consumer as a result of any action likely to be taken by PACOG. Included in, but not limited to, this group shall be:  representatives of companies inspected by the Pueblo Department of Public Health & Environment (PDPHE) for possible pollution; farmers and/or representatives of ditch companies; persons involved in supplying for profit recreation programs or equipment; large water consumers; manufacturers; commercial establishments; and nongovernmental professional with substantial economic interest.
  • Public Officials--Any office holder who has been selected by a vote of the residents, any commission or agency member who has been appointed by a group of elected officials, and any employee of local, State, or Federal government.
  • Private Citizens--Those persons who are not eligible for any other category.  In addition, no person may be included in this category that is likely to incur a financial gain or loss greater than that of an average homeowner, taxpayer, or consumer as a result of any action likely to be taken by PACOG.

 
If you are interested in applying for an appointment to serve in the areas of Public Interest, Organizations with Substantial Economic Interest, and Private Citizens, go to the Pueblo County Department of Planning and Development, 229 West 12th Street for an application, or apply at http://pueblo.org/pacog/environmental
 
The deadline for receipt of application is Friday, November 22, 2019, by 5:00 p.m.