The Local Government Environmental Assistance Network (LGEAN) is a "first-stop shop" providing environmental management, planning, funding, and regulatory information for local government elected and appointed officials, managers and staff. Located at http://www.lgean.net, LGEAN enables local officials to interact with their peers and others online. For more information regarding LGEAN, submit a question to Ask LGEAN.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been an especially valuable partner in the LGEAN effort, having provided technical and financial resources that have enabled LGEAN to bring many of its services and information to local officials. Through the membership of these partners, the network is able to reach more than 100,000 local government officials and environmental professionals.
LGEAN is not intended to provide on-site compliance assistance to local governments but to give easy access to information and tools.
LGEAN is one of EPA's Compliance Assistance Centers that helps businesses, local governments, and federal facilities understand and comply with federal environmental requirements and save money through pollution prevention techniques. For more information see http://www.complianceassistance.net/
Local Government Environmental Assistance Network Advisory Committee
The Local Government Environmental Assistance Network (LGEAN) Advisory Committee is a group of national experts on local government environmental laws and regulations. The Committee meets virtually on a quarterly basis to provide input on LGEAN's educational programming and website content. Members also assist in disseminating LGEAN's compliance assistance materials through their organizations' networks. Committee members may also be featured as guests on LGEAN's podcast, Today's Local Environment: The Compliance Podcast.
Julia Anastasio, Executive Director, Association of Clean Water Administrators
Tom Bergman, President, National Association of SARA Title III Program Officials
Ann Marie Chischilly, Executive Director, Institute of Tribal Environmental Professionals
Dawn Flancher, Senior Manager, Technical & Research Programs, American Water Works Association
Angie Fyfe, Executive Director, ICLEI— Local Governments for Sustainability
Ben Grumbles, Executive Director, Environmental Council of States
Matt Holmes, Chief Executive Officer, National Rural Waters Association
Karen Mongoven, Senior Staff Associate, National Association of Clean Air Agencies
Howard Learner, Executive Director, Environmental Law and Policy Center
Olga Morales-Pate, Chief Executive Officer, Rural Community Assistance Partnership
Adam Pugh, Associate Legislative Director, Environment, Energy and Land Use, National Association of Counties
Dania Rodriguez, Executive Director, Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials
Suzi Ruhl, Senior Research Scientist, Yale University
Judy M. Sheahan, Assistant Executive Director, The U.S. Conference of Mayors
Charles Stephens, Senior Executive Policy Advisor, National Rural Waters Association
Baskut Tuncak, Director, Toxics Use Reduction Institute
Katrina Wyman, Sarah Herring Sorin Professor of Law, New York University Law School
For more information regarding LGEAN, Ask LGEAN.