Environmental Affairs Board (EAB)
Environmental Affairs Board Meeting Dates for 2023 - 2024
Dec. 6, 2023 - virtual
Jan. 3, 2024 – City Hall Committee Room, 101 City Hall Plaza, 2nd Floor
Feb. 7, 2024 - virtual
Mar. 6, 2024 – City Hall Committee Room, 101 City Hall Plaza, 2nd Floor
Apr. 3, 2024 - virtual
May 1, 2024 – City Hall Committee Room, 101 City Hall Plaza, 2nd Floor
June 5, 2024 - virtual
Aug. 7, 2024 – City Hall Committee Room, 101 City Hall Plaza, 2nd Floor
Sept. 4, 2024 - virtual
Oct. 9, 2024* - City Hall Committee Room, 101 City Hall Plaza, 2nd Floor
Nov. 6, 2024 - virtual
Dec. 4, 2024 – City Hall Committee Room, 101 City Hall Plaza, 2nd Floor
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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About the Board
The City of Durham and Durham County jointly established the Environmental Affairs Board (EAB) in 1991, in recognition of the importance of local cooperation on environmental issues. The EAB is an advisory board of appointed residents to provide the City and County with expert and comprehensive advice on various environmental matters. It also facilitates communication between the public and local government leaders. The EAB considers topics such as:
Mission and Vision
VISION: The EAB envisions a community of informed residents and elected officials collectively engaged to protect our natural resources and green spaces through equitable and environmentally-sound decision making.
MISSION: The Durham City-County Environmental Affairs Board collaborates with community members, businesses, and organizations to provide guidance to Durham’s elected officials and staff on actions and policies that create a sustainable and safe environment for all residents and preserve natural ecosystems and resources.
Members serve without compensation and must live within the jurisdiction that appoints them. Applicants must be current on City and County taxes. Nine members are appointed by City Council, including two youth members (ages 15-22); eight members are appointed by the County Commission, including one youth member, and one member is appointed by the County Soil and Water Conservation Board.
In making appointments, the boards consider whether the EAB membership comprises experience and expertise in areas including but not limited to: Public Health, Equity and Environmental Justice, Law, Public Policy, Engineering, Land Resources, Water Resources, Air Resources, Energy, Climate, Transportation, Biological Sciences, Education and/or Communications, and Solid Waste.