Environmental Affairs Board (EAB)


  • 1st Wednesday of each month
  • 6 p.m.
  • City Hall
    101 City Hall Plaza
    Committee Room, 2nd Floor
    Durham, NC 27701

Next Meeting

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Environmental Affairs Board Meeting Dates for 2020 

January 8*
February 5
March 4
April 1
May 20
June 3
July 8**
August 5
September 2
October 7
November 4
December 2

**The January and July meetings will both be held on the second Wednesday of the month. The January meeting will be held at the General Services Department, 2011 Fay Street, and the July meeting will be held at a site to be determined.


Members serve without compensation and must live within the jurisdiction that appoints them. Applicants must be current on City and County taxes.

Twelve members are appointed based on their expertise in certain environmental areas and three members a “at-large.” The areas represented by EAB members and the appointing body are:

  • Biological sciences (City)
  • Energy (City)
  • Law (City)
  • Solid and hazardous waste (City)
  • Water resources (City)
  • Air resources (County)
  • Public health (County)
  • Engineering (County)
  • Public policy (County)
  • Education and/or Communications (County)
  • Land Resources (Soil and Water Conservation Board of Supervisors)
  • Environmental justice and equity (City)
  • At-Large (City)
  • At-Large (County)
  • At-Large (County)
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About the Board

 The City of Durham and Durham County jointly established the Environmental Affairs Board (EAB) in 1991, in recognition of the importance of local cooperation on environmental issues. The EAB is an advisory board of appointed residents to provide the City and County with expert and comprehensive advice on various environmental matters. It also facilitates communication between the public and local government leaders.

The EAB considers topics such as: 

  • Watershed protection
  • Air quality
  • Energy conservation
  • Waste reduction
  • Environmental education
  • Global climate change
  • Natural resource protection