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Tulsa City Councilman Ben Kimbro Named to EPA National Advisory Committee

05/11/2018
Contact Information: 
Jennah Durant or Joe Hubbard (R6Press@epa.gov)
214 665-2200

DALLAS – (May 11, 2018) Today, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the appointment of Tulsa City Councilman Ben Kimbro of Tulsa, Okla., to the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC). The 34-member LGAC helps EPA develop strong partnerships with local governments to provide more efficient and effective environmental protection at the community, state, and federal level.

EPA is committed to collaborating with states and local governments in the spirit of cooperative federalism to build on their work to achieve cost reductions and better allocate resources. Improvements to public health and the environment are best achieved when EPA works together with states, tribes, and communities to address environmental issues through trust, collaboration, and partnership.

"EPA’s efforts to protect public health and the environment are most effective when the Agency works cooperatively with state and local governments," said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.“I look forward to working with the committee members on important environmental issues while developing stronger and more robust partnerships across states, tribes, and local communities."

“Councilman Kimbro has a wealth of experience fostering partnerships to benefit his community,” said EPA Regional Administrator Anne L. Idsal. “He will contribute essential representation for western city-elected officials, as well as the business community, to the committee.”

Councilman Kimbro is the Senior Director of Special Projects for Ross Group, a Tulsa-based Construction, Engineering and Development company. A native of Tulsa, he volunteers as a teacher and serves on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement and Leadership Oklahoma.

The panel was selected based on their demonstrated leadership experience, proven record of service to their communities, and involvement in effective environmental protection services and programs at the community, state, and federal level.

Chartered in 1993 under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Local Government Advisory Committee provides independent and objective policy advice to the EPA Administrator. The committee intends to meet in early summer to begin their work.

For more information and to see the full list of newly appointed LGAC members, please visit http://www.epa.gov/ocir/scas_lgac/lgac_index.htm .

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