Monday, March 19, 2018 - 07:41:15

Annual State of Our Air Briefing and Press Conference

Monday, March 26, 2018
2:00 to 4:30 PM
Land-of-Sky Regional Council Office
339 New Leicester Hwy – Suite 140
Asheville, NC 28806


Light Refreshments and Pre-Event Media Interviews (1:30 – 2:00 PM)

Welcome and Introductions – Bill Eaker, Land-of-Sky Regional Council (LOSRC) (10 minutes)

State and Federal Air Quality Issues Update (Air Quality Conditions/Trends/Programs) –
Mike Abraczinskas, Director, N.C. Division of Air Quality (20 minutes)

Local Agency Air Quality Update (Air Quality Conditions in Buncombe County) – Ashley Featherstone, Permitting Program Manager, WNC Regional Air Quality Agency (20 minutes)

Break (15 minutes)

A Smarter and Cleaner Energy Future for WNC – Jason Walls, District Manager and Lang Reynolds, Electric Transportation Manager, Duke Energy (20 minutes)

Efforts to Reduce Emissions from Motor Vehicles in the Region – Bill Eaker, Coordinator, Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition and Ritchie Rozzelle, Transportation Demand Management Coordinator, LOSRC (15 minutes)

It’s Our Air Curriculum – Keith Bamberger, N.C. Division of Air Quality (15 minutes)

Question and Answer Session – The Press (30 minutes)

Closing Remarks – Bill Eaker, LOSRC (5 minutes)

Sponsors: Regional Clean Air Campaign, N.C. Division of Air Quality,
WNC Regional Air Quality Agency, Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition

Thanks to Buncombe County Government TV for their support!

For more Information, Contact: Bill Eaker, LOSRC, 828-734-7434 cell

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