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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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)
Geoffrey Goode (Citizen)
James Kapsis (Chair, Citizen)
Praveen Kathpal (Field of Environmental Science)
Jessica Lassetter (Vice-Chair, Urban Planning)
Stephen Milone (Citizen)
Brendan Owens (Environmental Laws)
Carolyn Schroeder (Field of Environmental Science)
Reid Sherman (Citizen)
Sean Wilson (Alexandria Business Community)
Kyle Winslow (Citizen Member) 

Upcoming Events

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FY2017 EPC Calendar: July 2016 - June 2017

Meeting Date & Time for Previous & Forthcoming Events

April 3, 2017 Work Session

March 13, 2017 Regular Meeting

February 27, 2017 - Work Session

January 23, 2017  Regular Meeting

December  2016  Meeting was cancelled

November 21, 2016 - Regular Meeting

October 17, 2016 - EPC Public Meeting on Proposed Stormwater Management Fee

September 19, 2016 - Regular Meeting

June 20, 2016 - Regular Meeting

June 6, 2016 - Work Session

May 16, 2016 - Regular Meeting

May 2, 2016 - Work Session

April 18, 2016 - Regular Meeting

Agenda and Handout Package

April 4, 2016 - Regular Meeting

March 21, 2016 - Regular Meeting

February 22, 2016 - Regular Meeting

February 8, 2016 - Regular Meeting

December 21, 2015 - Regular Meeting

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

Annual Reports

Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2015

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: alexandriava.gov/Eco-City or ecocity.ncr.vt.edu or email Eco-CityAlexandria@alexandriava.gov 

Additional Information 

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Contact Us 

For more information, please contact:

William Skrabak
Transportation & Environmental Services, Office of Environmental Quality