Applicants sought for the Air Pollution Control Hearing Board

Nov 28, 2023

Reno/Sparks, Nov. 30, 2023 – Northern Nevada Public Health – Air Quality Management Division (AQMD) is looking for individuals to join the Air Pollution Control Hearing Board (APCHB) and serve the community regarding air pollution matters. The Board hears appeals and variances when a negotiated resolution to an air pollution complaint cannot be achieved. 

To apply, please visit this link on our website, download and fill out the form, and submit it via email to You can also mail it to the address below.  

Northern Nevada Public Health  

Air Quality Management Division 

1001 East 9th Street, Building B171 

Reno, NV 89512 

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

There are currently two seats that term-out on December 15, 2023; a Nevada licensed Professional Engineer, and one at-large positions.

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Although we are currently recruiting for two openings (P.E. and At-Large) we are always accepting applications from interested applicants for any seat.  

“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 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 for additional information on the Air Quality Management Division. 

Please note the Washoe County Health District changed its name to Northern Nevada Public Health on Aug. 31, 2023. More information is here.

Northern Nevada Public Health 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.