EPA Region 10 administrator chosen

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced President Barack Obama’s selection of Dennis J. McLerran to be the Agency’s regional administrator for EPA’s region 10. This region encompasses Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Pacific Northwest Indian Country.

Dennis J. McLerran has over 20 years experience as an advocate, attorney and administrator. Most recently, McLerran served as executive director of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, a state chartered regional agency that adopts and enforces air quality standards.

As executive director, McLerran led the development of a strategy to reduce emissions at the ports of Seattle, Tacoma and Metro Vancouver. Prior to that, McLerran served as city attorney for the City of Port Townsend and director of the Seattle Department of Construction and Land Use.