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Media Advisory

Contra Costa Hazardous Materials Commission Seeks Applicants

Monday, July 8, 2019


The Contra Costa County Hazardous Materials Commission seeks applicants for three open seats.

The commission is a voluntary body appointed by the county Board of Supervisors that makes policy recommendations to the board and county staff regarding hazardous materials and hazardous waste.


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.

The three open positions are for and the General Public and General Public Alternate seats, and the Environmental Alternate.

All 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 General Public seat must be able to commit to one to two meetings per month, while candidates for the the alternate seats must be prepared to fill in as needed.

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


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. A downloadable application is also available.


Completed applications must be mailed by Aug. 30, 2019 to:

Clerk of the Board
651 Pine St. #106
Martinez, CA 94553

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.

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  • Michael Kent,