HOUSTON, October 24, 2023 – LINK Houston, a leading advocate for equitable and sustainable transportation in our community, is proud to announce the appointment of Cherrelle J. Duncan, Director of Community Engagement, to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Advisory Committee. This prestigious appointment to a Presidential committee by U.S. EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan underscores Cherrelle’s dedication to advancing environmental and transit equity.

Cherrelle’s two-year term on the EPA National Advisory Committee is set to commence on October 28, 2023. This is an honor that recognizes her exceptional commitment to promoting sustainable transportation solutions and ensuring that the voices of underserved communities are heard.

“I am deeply honored and excited to have been appointed to the EPA National Advisory Committee, said Cherrelle.” “This is an incredible opportunity to contribute to the important work of safeguarding our environment and promoting sustainable practices. I look forward to collaborating with my fellow committee members and the EPA to address pressing environmental challenges and drive positive change for our communities and future generations.”

Established by the EPA in 1994, the National Advisory Committee holds a pivotal role in advising the Administrator on a broad range of environmentally related matters. These matters encompass strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, and economic issues, which are critical for the development and implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation. Cherrelle’s inclusion in this distinguished group of advisors exemplifies her expertise in addressing complex environmental challenges.

The committee comprises representatives from diverse sectors, including academia, business, and non-governmental organizations. Cherrelle’s appointment brings a valuable transit equity perspective to this vital platform for climate justice discussions. Her involvement will ensure that the concerns and interests of underrepresented communities are central to the discourse surrounding environmental policies and practices.

LINK Houston is thrilled for Cherrelle Duncan and congratulates her on this remarkable achievement. We have no doubt that her insights and expertise will contribute significantly to the work of the EPA National Advisory Committee, furthering our collective goal of building more equitable, sustainable, and environmentally responsible multimodal communities.


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