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Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC)

About the Local Government Advisory Committee

The Local Government Advisory Committee is a formal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act and has been in existence since 1993.

The Committee is composed of elected and appointed local, state and tribal officials from across the country and territories. The LGAC provides advice and recommendations that assist the EPA in developing a stronger partnership with local governments through building state and local capacity to deliver environmental services and programs. The ultimate goal of the LGAC is to provide the citizens of the United States with more efficient and effective environmental protection at the community, state and federal level.

Recent Meetings

The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) conducted a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 3:30-6:00 pm EDT.

The Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS) conducted a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 2:30-3:30 pm EDT.

The focus of the Committee and Subcommittee meetings was to deliberate and vote on recommendations from the LGAC and SCAS to EPA on environmental issues of importance to local and state governments, determine the Committee’s and Subcommittee’s agendas and priorities for 2021, and discuss administrative matters. A video recording and final minutes of the meeting will be posted on this website.

LGAC Members

The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) requires that advisory committee membership be balanced. The LGAC is unique in having members that are locally elected and appointed officials such as mayors, county executives, city managers, commissioners, and others that represent key interests of local governments.

LGAC General Information

LGAC Past Meetings

Recent LGAC Meeting Summaries

Recent LGAC Reports Recommendations and Responses

For more information, contact Victoria Ludwig, Designated Federal Officer, at or call (202)564-3115