Chatham County seeks applicants for Environmental Review Committee

Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County seeks applicants to fill a current vacancy for the Environmental Review Advisory Committee (ERAC), which advises the Board of Commissioners on environmental policy and related county ordinances and serves as the county’s Watershed Review Board. The deadline to apply is 5 pm on Friday, October 21, 2016.

riverThe ERAC also assists county staff with required reviews for state and federal environmental permits in the county and partners with towns other governmental agencies on mutual environmental concerns.

The Board of Commissioners especially seeks applicants with environmental expertise or interests..

The vacant seat is assigned to Board of Commissioners District 2, which mostly covers southeastern Chatham and much of Pittsboro. However, anyone interested in the position should apply regardless of where you live in the county. The person appointed would serve until June 30, 2017, but would be eligible for reappointment to a full three-year term.

A map of commissioner districts and an online application form, visit If you would like an email or printed copy of the form, call Lindsay Ray at 919-542-8200 or email her .

The ERAC typically meets four to six times a year on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm in the Pittsboro area. To find out more about the ERC, visit: