Reno/Sparks, Nev. September 7, 2021 – The Washoe County Health District – Air Quality Management Division (AQMD) is looking for individuals to join the Air Pollution Control Hearing Board and serve the community regarding air pollution matters.  The Air Pollution Control Hearing Board is a fair and unbiased panel that hears appeals when a negotiated resolution to an air pollution complaint cannot be achieved.

The Air Pollution Control Hearing Board consists of seven members who are not employees of the state of Nevada or any of its political subdivisions and are recommended by the Air Quality Management Division and approved by the District Board of Health. One member of the board shall be an attorney, one member shall be a Nevada licensed Engineer, and one member shall be a Nevada licensed contractor.  The remaining members are at-large.

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Interested individuals may apply to join the Air Pollution Control Hearing Board by completing the application available here, or on the Air Pollution Control Hearing Board webpage (Link here). Submit the application by email to Health-AirQualityContactUs@washoecounty.us or by mail to the following address:

Washoe County Health District

Air Quality Management Division

1001 East 9th Street, Building B171

Reno, NV 89512

“The Air Pollution Control Hearing Board plays a critical role in ensuring that the Air Quality Management Division is held accountable for its actions and decisions,” said Francisco Vega, Division Director for AQMD. “We encourage community members passionate about air pollution who have expertise in that area to apply. This is a great way for the general public to partner with our staff to ensure that air pollution matters are addressed fairly.”

Board members are not compensated as they are volunteers. Terms for each board member can range from one to three years.

The Air Quality Management Division (AQMD) implements clean air solutions that protect the quality of life for the citizens of Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County through community partnerships along with programs and services such as air monitoring, permitting and compliance, planning, and public education.

Visit OurCleanAir.com for additional information on the Air Quality Management Division.

The Washoe County Health District is nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board and has jurisdiction over all public health matters in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County through the policy-making Washoe County District Board of Health. The District consists of five divisions: Administrative Health Services, Air Quality Management, Community and Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health Services and Epidemiology & Public Health Preparedness. More info can be found here.