EVERETT — Snohomish County Councilwoman Megan Dunn was appointed Wednesday to a federal Environmental Protection Agency committee.
She will serve as Washington’s only representative on the 39-member Local Government Advisory Committee. The group includes a mix of leaders from cities and counties across the country. Together, they’re tasked with forming recommendations and policies to promote environmental protection.
“It is a true honor to have been selected for this advisory committee, and I will work diligently to prioritize the protection and stewardship of our environment,” Dunn said in a news release. “I look forward to working with local and tribal leaders from across the nation to ensure that all voices and environmental concerns are taken into consideration during federal environmental policy deliberations.”
Dunn was first elected to the County Council in 2019. Her district covers Everett, Mukilteo and Tulalip.
Previously, she was a program director for the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides and a board member for the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, among other efforts.
“Councilmember Dunn has been an advocate for protecting the environment throughout her career, and as a member of the Snohomish County Council, she is helping to lead the county’s sustainability and salmon recovery efforts,” Gov. Jay Inslee said. “I believe she would bring a unique perspective to the local government advisory committee because of the ecological diversity of her district, which includes miles of shoreline along the Salish Sea, acres of farmland, and an intricate system of waterways.”