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
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.