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Environmental Policy Commission

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  • Earth Day poster small image2014 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.

Introduction

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  

Scott Barstow (Chair, Citizen)
Samuel Gaugush (Federal/ State Environmental Statutes)
Susan Gitlin (Citizen)
Geoffrey Goode (Citizen)
Patrick Holman (Secretary, Citizen)
James Kapsis (Vice-Chair, Citizen)
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  

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 - Agenda, Minutes

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE TIME AND LOCATION CHANGES

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 
June 17, 2013 Regular Meeting - AgendaMinutes 
June 5, 2013 Special Meeting re Eco-City Alexandria - AgendaMinutes 
May 20, 2013 Regular Meeting - Agenda, Minutes
May 6, 2013 Work Session - Agenda, Minutes 
April 15, 2013 Regular Meeting, Agenda, Minutes 
April 2, 2013 EPC/PRC Joint Meeting, Agenda, Staff Presentation 
March 18, 2013 Regular Meeting, Agenda, Minutes 
March 4, 2013 Work Session, Agenda, Minutes 
February 25, 2013 Regular Meeting, Agenda, Minutes 
February 4, 2013 Work Session - Agenda, Minutes, Presentation on Stormwater Changes 
January 28, 2013 Regular Meeting - Agenda, Minutes 
January 7, 2013 Work Session - Agenda, Minutes 
December 17, 2012 Regular Meeting - Agenda, Minutes 
December 3, 2012 Work Session - Agenda, Minutes 
November 19, 2012 Regular Meeting - Agenda, Minutes 
November 5, 2012 Work Session - Agenda, Minutes 
October 15, 2012 Regular Meeting - Agenda, Minutes 
October 1, 2012 Work Session - Agenda, Minutes 
September 24, 2012 Regular Meeting - Agenda, Minutes 
September 8, 2012 EPC Annual Retreat - Agenda, Minutes 
July 2, 2012  Work Session - 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: alexandriava.gov/Eco-City or ecocity.ncr.vt.edu or email Eco-CityAlexandria@alexandriava.gov 

EPC Forum

The EPC Forum is open to all residents of Alexandria and everyone is encouraged to start a discussion or report a fact on any environmental subject relevant to the city or of interest to the residents of the city. The EPC does reserve the right to moderate the forum but only if the debates get beyond the Commission's guidelines. The aim is for the forum to add to the richness of community life in Eco-City Alexandria. Click here to enter the forum and start a discussion. 

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
703.746.4065

301 King Street, Room 3000
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4065
FAX: 703.519.8354
E-Mail 

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