The Commission consists of fifteen (15) citizens appointed by the City Council. Appointments are for a term of three (3) years. Currently, there is one vacancy. Here's how to apply to the Commission.
The following are current EQC members:
Jeremy Stapleton, EQC Chair
Profession: Program Manager, Western Lands and Communities - a joint program
of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Sonoran Institute.
Environmental Interests: Shaping the growth of cities to achieve
sustainable harmony between the built environment and the natural world.
Spencer G. Scharff, EQC Vice Chair
Environmental Interests: Law and policy.
Profession: Attorney, 1700 West Law, PLLC
Penny Allee Taylor
Profession: Chief Public Policy Officer, Valley of the Sun United Way
Environmental Interests: Air, water, and land issues.
Profession: Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President, Mobile Mini Inc.
Environmental Interests: Sustainability,
water conservation, recycling, green buildings/space.
Jessica L. Garcia
Profession: Architecture (CSI, LEED AP)
Environmental Interests: Helping to ensure the City of Phoenix and the State of Arizona is safer, healthier and more prosperous for future generations.
Caroline Lobo, PhD
Environmental Interests: Sustainable communities, green buildings, environmental education.
Eric J. Mears, R.G.
Profession: Vice President, Mining Services, Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
Environmental Interests: Public-private partnerships in sustainable development, water resources, and environmental management.
John B. Nelson
Talia J. Offord
Profession: Policy Advisor/Administrative Counsel, Maricopa County Air Quality Department
Environmental Interests: Air and environmental regulations.
Profession: Director, Kyl Center for Water Policy
Profession: Restaurant Owner, Circle H Barbecue, and Copper Star Coffee
Environmental Interests: Renewable energy, recycling.
Profession: Assistant General Counsel, Phoenix Children's Hospital
Environmental Interests: Water conservation issues, sustainable and smart growth, recycling efforts.
Profession: Catalyst, Corporate Sustainability, & Public Policy Expert, Senior Sustainability Scholar