Environmental Affairs Board (EAB)

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  • Generally the 1st Wednesday of each month (no meeting in July 2023)
  • 6 p.m.
  • Virtual (Zoom) except as indicated below

Next Meeting

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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Environmental Affairs Board Meeting Dates for 2023 

January 4, 2023
February 1, 2023
March 1, 2023 - City Hall Committee Room, 101 City Hall Plaza, 2nd Floor
April 12, 2023*
May 3, 2023
June 7, 2023 - City Hall Committee Room, 101 City Hall Plaza, 2nd Floor
August 2, 2023
September 6, 2023
October 4, 2023
November 1, 2023 - City Hall Committee Room, 101 City Hall Plaza, 2nd Floor
December 6, 2023
*The April meeting will be held on the second Wednesday of the month.

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:

  • Watershed protection
  • Air quality
  • Energy conservation
  • Waste reduction
  • Environmental education
  • Global climate change
  • Natural resource protection


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. 

Environmental Affairs Board Roster

Quick Links

City of Durham Sustainability and Energy Management Program

Durham County Sustainability Office