Environment, Energy & Land Use Steering Committee

Responsible for all matters pertaining to air, water, energy, and land use, including water resources/management, stormwater, pesticides, air quality standards, solid, hazardous, and nuclear waste handling, transport, and disposal, national energy policy, renewable/alternative energy, alternative fuel vehicles, energy facility siting, electricity utility restructuring, pipeline safety, oil spills, superfund/brownfields, eminent domain, land use, coastal management, oceans, parks and recreation.

Policy Briefs

Latest Resources

  • Press Release | Aug. 15, 2018

    Counties appreciate the Administration’s focus on Clean Water Act Section 404 permitting, which can create new opportunities for state and local governments to play a greater role in implementing the Act.

  • Reports & Toolkits | Aug. 10, 2018

    As the August recess continues and we approach the midterm elections, members of Congress will spend more time in their home states and districts than they will in Washington D.C. between now and the end of the year. This provides an opportunity for county leaders to advocate for legislative and regulatory priorities right at home.

  • Video | Jun. 5, 2018

    NACo testifies before the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee’s Subcommittee on Oceans Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard on how partners and stakeholders contribute to and use the Digital Coast.

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Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee

Chair

Kitty Barnes
Commissioner
Catawba County, North Carolina

 

Vice Chair

Melissa Cribbins
Commissioner
Coos County, Oregon

 

Penelope Gross
Supervisor
Fairfax County, Virginia

 

Ronald Peters
Commissioner
Tulsa County, Oklahoma

 

Victoria Reinhardt
Commissioner
Ramsey County, Minnesota

 

Subcommittee Chair

Kathie Gannon (Land)
Commissioner
DeKalb County, Georgia

 

Stan Ponstein (Energy)
Commissioner
Kent County, Michigan

 

Dennis Scott (Water)
Police Juror
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

 

Carl Zalak (Air)
Commissioner
Marion County, Florida

 

Subcommittee Vice Chair

Michael Covert (Water)
Councilmember
Beaufort County, South Carolina

 

Mike Harper (Land)
Police Juror
Beauregard Parish, Louisiana

 

Sig Hutchinson (Land)
Commissioner
Wake County, North Carolina

 

Doug Martens (Air)
Commissioner
Rosebud County, Montana

 

Rick Rudometkin (Land)
County Manager
Eddy County, New Mexico

 

Gregg Todd (Energy)
County Administrator
Queen Anne's County, Maryland

 

Kenton Ward (Water)
Surveyor
Hamilton County, Indiana

 

Contact

  • Associate Legislative Director – Environment, Energy & Land Use  
    (202) 942-4269