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  • Director of Pima County DEQ Receives Award from National Organization

    Oct 27, 2016 | Read More News
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    Ursula Nelson, Pima County Department of Environmental Quality’s Director, was recently presented with a special recognition award from the National Association of Clean Air Agencies. Ms. Nelson has been a member of NACAA for over 20 Ursula Krameryears and just finished serving as co-president, representing local air quality agencies. The award was presented to Ms. Nelson at the fall membership meeting on October 17th and is for “Outstanding Service as Co-President of NACAA and Unwavering Dedication to Improving Air Quality and Public Health.”
     
    NACAA is the national, non-partisan, non-profit association of air pollution control agencies in 40 states, the District of Columbia, four territories and 116 metropolitan areas. The association serves to encourage the exchange of information, to enhance communication and cooperation among federal, state, and local regulatory agencies, and to promote good management of our air resources. “It is an honor to have been elected by my fellow air quality control officers from around the country. I have thoroughly enjoyed my year of service and am pleased that I was able to engage in important air quality issues to further our goal of protecting public health and the environment,” said Ms. Nelson.
     
    Members of NACAA have vast experience dealing with air quality issues and are dedicated to improving air quality across the country. One of the responsibilities of NACAA is to provide comments to the U.S. EPA on how proposed regulations could affect state and local jurisdictions and provide suggestions to improve equity in implementation of new policies and regulations. Ursula helped to build consensus among the various agencies and worked to develop guidance and strategies to increase the effectiveness of air quality programs and regulations to better protect public health.


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