Use of “Local Government Environmental Quality Advisory Boards”

Speaker:          James D. Harless, MS, Environmental Program Manager, Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation, TN


In my career I have worked for a City Pubic Health Dept. in which I was assigned to be the City representative to the City established local government "Environmental Quality Advisory Board". I did that work for about a decade. Later, with work at The University of Tennessee, I did start to publish a few articles about use of local government Env. Advisory Boards. I have now published several papers on the topic, and would give a verbal summary of the approach, some examples, and why it is value added to local public health operations or state department of environment programs, as well as to citizens within the community impacted or involved. I have some TN examples and some pride about the work and accomplishment in some other USA regions.