County Hazardous Materials Commission Has 3 Openings 
Seeking residents for this vital County leadership role 
Contra Costa has many industrial facilities which handle hazardous materials, including oil refineries and chemical plants. The role of the Hazardous Materials Commission is to advise the Board of Supervisors and county staff on matters relating to the management of hazardous wastes and materials. 

The Contra Costa County Hazardous Materials Commission has three open seats for applicants who live or work in Contra Costa. 

This is an important role and great opportunity to shape policies around hazardous waste and materials. Serving on this commission makes a difference! 

I hope you'll consider joining me in serving Contra Costa County. 

WHAT: The Contra Costa County Hazardous Materials Commission seeks applicants for three open seats. The three open positions are for the General Public and General Public Alternate seats, and the Environmental Alternate seat. 

WHO: The commission's 13 members and alternates serve 4-year terms and include representatives of industry, labor, civic groups, environmental organizations, environmental engineers, the public and the Contra Costa Mayors Conference. 

* Applicants must live or work in Contra Costa, have a demonstrated interest in hazardous materials issues, an understanding and commitment to the principles of environmental justice as defined in county policy. 

Candidates for the Environmental Alternate seat must also be nominated by an environmental organization. 

HOW: Applications are available at the Clerk of the Board, 651 Pine St., First Floor, in Martinez or by contacting Michael Kent at 925-313-6587. Click here for a downloadable application.  

WHEN: Completed applications must be mailed by Aug. 30, 2019 to: Clerk of the Board, 651 Pine St. #106, Martinez, CA 94553. You can also apply online by clicking here

Interviews for qualified applicants will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 13, 2019 at the North Richmond Center for Health, 1501 Fred Jackson Way in North Richmond.
John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone
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  • I am happy to apply for the Environmental Alternate seat. I have been a member of the commission in the past. In order to do so, I would need a letter of nomination from SCOCO on SCOCO letter head. Let me know.

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