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Environmental Policy Commission

The Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission (EPC) was established under Chapter 4, Article M, of the City Code to “advise and make recommendations to the City Council and, where appropriate, to the Planning Commission and City Manager.”

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City's Top Ten Environmental Achievements for 2014

Every year, the City publishes the top ten environmental highlights that were submitted by City Departments and City-based organizations. The Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, Infrastructure& Environmental Division compiles this list which includes initiatives on transportation, solid waste, stormwater and wastewater management, City parkland and natural areas, green building and energy conservation. to view the full list, please visit the following:


Established in 1970 by the Alexandria City Council under Chapter 4, Article M, of the City Code, the Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission (EPC) advises and makes recommendations to the City Council and, where appropriate, to the Planning Commission and City Manager, on matters relating to the following:

  • Clean air
  • Land use
  • Noise pollution and abatement
  • Pesticides, herbicides and contaminants
  • Solid waste
  • Water quality and supply
  • Other matters referred to the EPC by the City and citizens
  • Other topics relating to the conservation and protection of Alexandria's environment

The EPC consists of 13 members, including five members from the field of environmental sciences, five citizen-at-large members, one member from the field of urban planning, one member representing the business community and one member with experience in Federal or state environmental statues, regulations, and procedures.  The Commission is supported by the City of Alexandria Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES), Office of Environmental Quality.

List of Members  

Natasha Garcia Andersen (Earth Day Chair, Field of Environmental Science)  
Scott Barstow (Citizen)
Jed Bullock (Federal & State Environmental Statutes)
Susan Gitlin (Vice-Chair, Citizen)
Geoffrey Goode (Citizen)
Patrick Holman (Citizen)
James Kapsis (Chair, Citizen)
Aaron Karty (Field of Environmental Science)
Jessica Lassetter (Urban Planning)
Stephen Milone (Citizen)
Annika Moman (Field of Environmental Science)
Tyler Orton (Secretary, Citizen)
Ryan Wojtanowski (Business Representative)  

Upcoming Events

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Meeting Date & Time for Previous & Forthcoming Events

November 16, 2015 - Regular Meeting

October 19, 2015 - Regular Meeting

October 5, 2015 - Work Session

September 28, 2015 - Regular Meeting

September 14, 2015 - Work Session - Agenda

July 6, 2015 - Work Session - Agenda

June 15, 2015 - Regular Meeting - Agenda  |  Minutes

June 1, 2015 - Work Session - Agenda  |  Minutes

May 18, 2015 - Regular Meeting - Agenda  |  Minutes

May 4, 2015 - Work Session - Agenda  |  Minutes

April 20, 2015 - Regular Meeting - Agenda  | Minutes

April 6, 2015 - Work Session - Agenda | Minutes

March 16, 2015 - Regular Meeting - Agenda | Minutes

March 2, 2015 - Work Session - Agenda | Minutes

February 23, 2015 - Regular Meeting - Agenda | Minutes

February 2, 2015 - Work Session - Agenda | Minutes

January 26, 2015 - Regular Meeting - Agenda | Minutes

January 5, 2015 - Work Session - Agenda  | Minutes

Annual Reports

Annual Report 2014

Annual Report 2013

Annual Report 2012 

Annual Report 2011 

Annual Report 2010

Annual Report 2009 

Annual Report 2008  

Annual Report 2007 

Annual Report 2006 

Annual Report 2003-2005 

Eco-City Alexandria

Beginning in spring 2007, the City of Alexandria partnered with  Virginia Tech's Department of Urban Affairs and Planning (UAP) to design and facilitate a new, strategic collaborative planning process, called Eco-City Alexandria, to create an Eco-City Charter and Environmental Action Plan to guide Alexandria toward sustainability.

For more information regarding Eco-City Alexandria please visit: or or email 

Additional Information 

Stay informed with eNews! - Receive information about programs, special events, community meetings, current Eco-City Alexandria events, and more.   Subscribe to eNews  category T&ES Environmental News. 

Contact Us 

For more information, please contact:

William Skrabak
Transportation & Environmental Services, Office of Environmental Quality