FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

August 7, 2014

Lexington, Ky.

 

The Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA) is pleased to announce that Clinton J. Woods has joined the organization as its first executive director.

 

Mr. Woods comes to AAPCA from Washington, DC where he served as staff to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. Mr. Woods specialized in energy and environmental policy where he maintained responsibility on issues relating to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA Earth Science.

 

Prior to his work on Capitol Hill, Mr. Woods worked with the American Legislative Exchange Council as director of its Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force and served as the manager of government affairs for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.

 

“Clint comes to AAPCA with the background and experience that we need in our first full-time director.  His previous work experience, coupled with his energy and enthusiasm, are vital ingredients that will position AAPCA to accomplish its mission,” said Michael Vince, senior scientist with Louisiana’s Department of Environmental Quality and president of AAPCA. “We are all excited to have him on board at what is a critical time for the states and air pollution control policy.”

 

Mr. Woods received his BA in History from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA  and his MA in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University.

 

Clint Woods began his role in AAPCA’s Lexington, Kentucky office on August 4.

 

 

AAPCA Background

The Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA) was formed in late-2012 as a consensus-driven organization focused on assisting state and local air quality agencies and personnel with implementation and technical issues associated with the federal Clean Air Act. AAPCA’s creation stems from the state’s desire to form an association and technical forum where ideas, information, and best practices could be shared for improving air quality and ensuring environmental protection. AAPCA’s members work collaboratively on behalf of states and the communities they protect to act as a conduit for and provide feedback to federal regulators on air quality rules that have significant impacts across the entire nation.

 

AAPCA is currently housed in Lexington, Kentucky as a policy program with The Council of State Governments (CSG). More information on AAPCA may be found by visiting http://www.csg.org/aapca_site/.

 

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