Member Profiles

The Commission consists of fifteen (15) citizens appointed by the City Council.  Appointments are for a term of three (3) years.  Currently, there are two vacancies.   Here's how to apply to the Commission.

The following are current EQC members:

Jeremy Stapleton, EQC Chair

Profession:  Director and Urban Designer, Synergy Design Lab, and Grand Canyon Guide
Environmental Interests:
  Biomimicry, Living Streets, Green Infrastructure, Sustainable resource Management, connections with nature

Jessica L. Garcia, EQC Vice Chair

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.

Bob Croft

Profession:  President, CBN Building Maintenance
Environmental Interests
: Indoor Air quality; air quality and disease; recycling issues; nuclear power; alternative transportation (bicycling)

Mark Funk

Profession:  Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President, Mobile Mini Inc.
Environmental Interests:  Sustainability, water conservation, recycling,  green buildings/space

Caroline Lobo, PhD

Profession:  Architect
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.

Talia J. Offord

ProfessionPolicy Advisor/Administrative Counsel, Maricopa County Air Quality Department
Environmental Interests: 
Air and environmental regulations

Bill Sandweg

Profession:  Restaurant Owner, Circle H Barbecue, and Copper Star Coffee
Environmental Interests: 
Renewable energy, recycling

Richard Siever

Profession:  Corporate Counsel, Rural/Metro Corporation
Environmental Interests
: Water conservation issues, sustainable and smart growth, recycling efforts

Penny Allee Taylor

Profession:  Vice President, Public Policy & Advocacy, Valley of the Sun United Way
Environmental Interests
: Air, water, and land issues