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Environmental Policy Commission

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  • 2014 Alexandria Earth Day, Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10 A.M. to 2 P.M., Ben Brenman Park

    Theme: Are You An Eco-Citizen?
    The Environmental Policy Commission Invites Citizens to Participate in One or More of Three Environmental Challenges Below

    Alexandria's Earth Day celebration is coming up this spring, and you're invited! We'd like you to join us in taking part--whether you attend in person on April 26th or not--in one or more of three ways.

    All entries received before April 25th will be entered into a drawing for environmentally-related prizes at Ben Brenman on Earth Day!

Join your friends and neighbors in making Alexandria an Eco-City!  

  • The City is Seeking Public Input on City's Stormwater Public Education and Outreach Program
    The City invites the public to provide input regarding the City's Stormwater Public Education and Outreach Program at the Environmental Policy Commission's April 7 Work Session and Public Meeting. This meeting will focus on water quality pollutants, outreach, and identification of appropriate target audiences for the City's outreach efforts. The City's Municipal Separate Stormwater System (MS4) Permit requires resident input in developing a comprehensive plan, feedback and input received at this meeting will be used to develop updates to the Stormwater Public Education and Outreach Plan.

    For more information or questions regarding the upcoming meeting, please contact the Office of Environmental Quality at 703.746.4065.


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  

Wendy Adams (Environmental Laws and Regulations)
Natasha Garcia Andersen (Field of Environmental Science)
Scott Barstow (Chair, Citizen)
Susan Gitlin (Citizen)
Geoffrey Goode (Citizen)
Patrick Holman (Secretary, Citizen)
James Kapsis (Vice-Chair, Citizen)
Aaron Karty (Field of Environmental Science)
Annika Moman (Field of Environmental Science)
Tyler Orton (Citizen)
Monica Starnes (Citizen)
Ryan Wojtanowski (Business Representative)  

EPC Calendar for the Fiscal Year 2014 (July 2013 - June 2014)

The calendar lists all the official meetings and work sessions of the Environmental Policy Commission (EPC) for the period July 2013 - June 2014 (i.e., FY2014). These meetings and work sessions are normally held at the City Hall located at 301 King Street, Alexandria at 7:30 p.m. unless noticed otherwise.

Upcoming Events

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Previous & Next Events

Meeting Date & Time 

Meeting Type  

July 21, 2014 Regular Meeting - Agenda, Minutes
July 8, 2014 Work Session - Agenda, Minutes
June 16, 2014 Regular Meeting - Agenda, Minutes
June 2, 2014 Work Session - Agenda, Minutes
May 19, 2014 Regular Meeting - Agenda, Minutes
May 5, 2014 Work Session - Agenda, Minutes
April 21, 2014 Regular Meeting - Agenda, Minutes 
April 7, 2014 Work Session - Agenda, Minutes 
March 17, 2014 Regular Meeting - Agenda, Minutes  - MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW EVENT
March 3, 2014 Work Session - Agenda, Minutes - MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW EVENT
February 24, 2014

Regular Meeting - AgendaMinutes  


February 3, 2014 Work Session - Agenda, Minutes
January 27, 2014 Regular Meeting - Agenda, Minutes 
January 6, 2014 Work Session - Agenda, Minutes
December 16, 2013 Regular Meeting - Agenda, Minutes 
December 2, 2013 Work Session - Agenda, Minutes
November 18, 2013 EPC Information Meeting on "City's Draft Environmental Management Ordinance and Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance" - Agenda 
November 4, 2013 Work Session - Agenda, Minutes
October 21, 2013 Regular Meeting - Agenda, Minutes 
October 7, 2013 Work Session - Agenda, Minutes 
September 16, 2013 Regular Meeting - Agenda, Minutes 
September 7, 2013 EPC Annual Retreat - Agenda 
July 15, 2013 Regular Meeting - Agenda, Minutes 

Annual Reports

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

301 King Street, Room 3000
Alexandria, VA 22314
FAX: 703.519.8354

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.