BAINBRIDGE – Today, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) applauded the four Ohioans who were named to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) newly re-established Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB). EPA Administrator Wheeler re-established the GLAB in December 2018 to provide advice and recommendations on matters related to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and the implementation of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement between the United States and Canada. On June 3, 2020 Administrator Wheeler announced that the following four Ohioans were selected to serve on the GLAB:
- Ms. Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells, Chief Executive Officer, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (Co-Chair);
- Mr. Scudder Mackey, Chief of the Office of Coastal Management, Ohio Department of Natural Resources;
- Mr. Larry Antosch, Senior Director, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation; and
Mr. John Hull, founder and chairman, Hull & Associates Inc.
“By re-establishing the Great Lakes Advisory Board, EPA took an important step forward in our critical effort to protect and preserve the Great Lakes” said Joyce. “I am extremely proud that four Ohioans, Ms. Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells, Mr. Scudder Mackey, Mr. Larry Antosch and Mr. John Hull, have been chosen to serve on the Advisory Board. Buckeyes know that the Great Lakes are an invaluable natural resource and economic powerhouse and I have no doubt that Ms. Dreyfuss-Wells, Mr. Mackey, Mr. Antosch and Mr. Hull will contribute greatly to the implementation of not only GLRI but also the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement between the United States and Canada.”
In total, there are fourteen members who serve on the GLAB. The members represent a broad range of interests, including business groups, environmental organizations, academia and state, local and tribal governments, and report to the Administrator through the Great Lakes National Program Office Program Manager. The members’ Great Lakes expertise, leadership experience, and community involvement creates a diverse board that will help the Agency restore and protect the Great Lakes. The full list of those selected to serve as members of the GLAB are as follows:
- Stephen Galarneau, director of the Office of Great Waters – Great Lakes & Mississippi River, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Co-Chair)
- Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells, chief executive officer, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (Co-Chair)
- Scudder Mackey, chief of the Office of Coastal Management, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
- Chad Able, administrator, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
- James Williams Jr, chairman, Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
- Jeff Stollenwerk, director of government and environmental affairs, Duluth Seaway Port Authority
- John Hull, founder and chairman, Hull & Associates Inc.
- Lisa Frede, director of regulatory affairs, Chemical Industry Council of Illinois
- Larry Antosch, senior director, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
- Kay Nelson, director of environmental affairs, Northwest Indiana Forum
- J. Val Klump, dean and professor of the School of Freshwater Sciences, University of Wisconsin
- Alan Steinman, director of Annis Water Resources Institute, Grand Valley State University
- Brian Miller, retired, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and Illinois Water Resources Center
Sylvia Orduño, organizer, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization
A Co-Chair of the bipartisan House Great Lakes Task Force, Joyce is known as “the Great Lakes Guy” to his colleagues in Congress and has long championed GLRI and other important programs to protect and preserve the Great Lakes. As the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, Dave continues to lead the effort in Congress to ensure the Great Lakes receive the investments necessary to protect them to the fullest extent.