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Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC)

About the Local Government Advisory Committee

The Local Government Advisory Committee is a formal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act and has been in existence since 1993. The Committee is composed primarily of elected and appointed local officials, along with several state representatives, environmental interest groups, and labor interests from across the country. The LGAC provides advice and recommendations that assist the EPA in developing a stronger partnership with local governments through building state and local capacity to deliver environmental services and programs. The ultimate goal of the LGAC is to provide the citizens of the United States with more efficient and effective environmental protection at the community, state and federal level.

LGAC Members


The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) requires that advisory committee membership be balanced. The LGAC is unique in having members that are locally elected and appointed officials such as mayors, county executives, city managers, commissioners, and others that represent key interests of local governments. 
EPA is seeking nominations for the LGAC to advise the EPA Administrator “from the field” on a broad range of environmental issues impacting local governments. Current LGAC committee members, and future qualified nominees, hold either elected or non-elected/appointed positions and possess leadership experience – whether managerial or technical/programmatic - in the following contexts: small community or township government (under 10,000 population); moderate-size or large city government; county government; state government; and, tribal government. This notice solicits nominations to fill 10-15 vacancies on EPA’s LGAC. Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by early Fall, 2017.

LGAC General Information


LGAC Public Meetings

NEW MEETING - Teleconference - May2-3, 2019, 4:30 - 5:30 ET

EPA William Jefferson Clinton East Building
1201 Constitutiion Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20460

Agenda (PDF)(5 pp, 280 K, About PDF)

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PAST MEETING - June 29, 2017 
Friday, January 13, 2017, 12:30-1:30 ET
LGAC January 13, 2017 - Agenda (PDF) (2 pp, 501 K, About PDF)
September, 2016

LGAC Protecting America's Waters Meeting (via teleconference)

September 7, 2016, 4:30-5:30 ET - Agenda (PDF) (1 pp, 547 K, About PDF)

Meeting Materials:

LGAC Charge (PDF)(3 pp, 537 K, About PDF)

LGAC Draft Issue Paper (PDF)(4 pp, 391 K, About PDF)

September 21, 2016, 4:30-5:30 ET - Agenda (PDF) (1 pp, 545 K, About PDF)

Past Meeting Agendas


Recent LGAC Meeting Summaries:


Recent LGAC Reports Recommendations and Responses: