Environmental Justice Advisory Committee

DNR’s Environmental Justice Advisory Committee shall provide DNR with feedback and guidance on programs, assessments, opportunities, and implementation of the HEAL Act on an agency level. The committee seeks to elevate leadership and participation of frontline communities most impacted and historically excluded in setting the vision, measures, assessing progress, and holding the state accountable. This body advises the DNR Office of Equity and Environmental Justice, DNR’s Policy Director, and the Commissioner of Public Lands on all issues related to environmental justice enforcement, including policy choices, budget prioritization, training needs, research and data collection, and coordination with other state agencies, Tribal and local governmental partners. The committee consists of ten individuals from frontline and/or overburdened communities and two ex-officio members. 


DNR is currently accepting applications.

Statutory Authority

An internal DNR initiative grants the board its authority.


Contact Carlos Lugo at carlos.lugo@dnr.wa.gov with questions and comments.

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