Citizen's Advisory Workgroup

Introduction

The creation of the Citizen's Advisory Workgroup builds on Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2019-03 (EO), which formalized MPART’s mission within the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and directed the agency to increase citizen engagement, transparency, and accountability in the ongoing state efforts to identify PFAS contamination and protect public health.

“In February I signed an executive order establishing MPART as an enduring body that would address the threat of PFAS with the goal of continuing to protect public health and ensure the safety of Michigan’s land, air and water,” Whitmer said. “Michiganders must be a part of the conversation when it comes to combating PFAS. I’m looking forward to seeing the joint work towards real solutions between MPART and the public. All state government processes should be accessible and transparent, especially when it comes to public health and the environment.”

In addition to representing the concerns of communities negatively impacted by PFAS and keeping the public informed, the Citizen's Advisory Workgroup also will provide input and advice to MPART as it continues its mission of identify and mitigating PFAS contamination and protecting the public from exposure risks.

“A critical element of protecting public health is keeping the public informed,” said MPART executive director Steve Sliver. “We look forward to hearing from members of the public who want to help their fellow Michiganders stay informed, educated and empowered in our state’s ongoing response to PFAS contamination in their communities.”

Date Supplemental Documents Summary

Meeting Documents

April 14, 帝豪棋牌 N/A
March 10, 帝豪棋牌 March 10, 帝豪棋牌 Summary - pdf
Feb. 11, 帝豪棋牌 February 11, 帝豪棋牌 Summary - pdf
Jan. 21, 帝豪棋牌 January 21, 帝豪棋牌 Summary - pdf
Dec. 17, 2019
  • Presentation - pdf (updated to correct Oscoda County to Oscoda Township, Iosco County)
  • - video, 1 hour 38 minutes
December 17, 2019 Summary - pdf
Nov. 13, 2019
  • Presentation - pdf
  • - video, 1 hour 37 minutes
  •  - video, 16 minutes
November 13, 2019 Summary - Updated 12/17/2019 - pdf

Meeting Calendar

County
City/Township
Name
County
City/Township
Name

List of Members as of January 7, 帝豪棋牌 (by county)

Allegan Otsego Gale Dugan Livingston Brighton Robert Potocki
Allegan Otsego Pam McQueer Livingston Whitmore Lake William Creal
Grand Traverse Traverse City David Lipscomb Macomb Shelby Township David Winn
Ingham East Lansing Lea Dyga Menominee Menominee Daniel Burlingame
Ingham Williamston Kate Gislason Montcalm Pierson Daniel Buyze
Iosco Oscoda Aaron Weed Muskegon Muskegon Matthew Farrar
Kent Ada A. J. Birkbeck Oakland Milford Christina Schroeder
Kent Belmont Jennifer Carney Oakland Northville Gary Pettyjohn
Kent Belmont Sandy Wynn-Stelt Oakland Troy Tony Spaniola
Kent Comstock Park Renae Mata Ottawa Grand Haven Jeffery Dutton
Kent Grand Rapids Patti Baldwin Saginaw Carrollton Township Shellene Thurston
Kent Rockford Kenneth Harvey Washtenaw Ann Arbor Daniel Brown
Kent Rockford Lynn McIntosh Wayne Detroit Theresa Landrum
Livingston Brighton Elizabeth Hauptman Wayne Grosse Pointe Farms Connie Boris
      Wexford Cadillac William Barnett


Download the list of members - pdf.

Charter

The workgroup’s draft charter was developed with input from three focus group sessions held with members of the public directly impacted by PFAS contamination in their communities. The draft charter was approved by MPART on September 27, 2019. View the Citizen's Advisory Workgroup Charter.

Membership Registration Form

You must read and understand the workgroup charter before filling out a registration form to be considered for MPART Citizen's Advisory Workgroup membership. Do not fill in the form in your internet browser -- save the document to your computer first, then fill in the form. 

MPART has made the form available in three formats for your convenience:

Email to Steve Sliver, MPART Executive Director at SliverS@ 

Or, mail to:

Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)
Attn: Steve Sliver, MPART
Constitution Hall
525 West Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30473
Lansing, MI 48909-7973

Assistance

If you require assistance in filling out this form, or if you have any questions, the State of Michigan Environmental Assistance Center can be contacted at 800-662-9278 between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday or email anytime to egle-assist@