Environmental Issues Advisory Committee Home

Calendar Date:
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 12:00pm



The EIAC Committee shall assist the Benton County Board of Commissioners and shall have the following powers and duties:

  • Assist the Board of Commissioners and County staff with the implementation of the Environmental Issues Ad Hoc Task Force recommendations.
  • Advise the Board of Commissioners on specific environmental impact situations by utilizing Committee expertise and perspective and by bringing together appropriate outside resources.
  • Provide a periodic forum for community comment on environmental issues.
  • Receive technical input from experts in various environmental fields and receive information on legislative and regulatory changes that apply to environmental areas.

Meeting Times and Location

The Committee meets the first Thursday of each month from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Meeting location:

Benton County Public Works
Avery Back Room No. 118
360 SW Avery
Corvallis, OR 97333

Members and Staff

The Committee is comprised of 11 members, each with a 3 year term, January 1 - December 31, and 4 staff support.  Following is a list of the current members and staff support:


Jan Napack
Elizabeth Waldron

Staff Support

Laurie Starha, Natural Areas and Parks Director
Greg Verret, Community Development Director
Bill Emminger, Environmental Health Manager
Kathy Goss, Recorder

Public Works Contact

You may submit comments, questions or a request by clicking here, Public Works Online Request Form or call:

Laurie Starha, Natural Areas and Parks Director


Public Works Department (Web page)

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