Jack Buell, Chair Benewah County Commissioner Representing Benewah County
Grant Pfeifer, Vice-Chair Regional Director Washington Department of Ecology Representing the State of Washington
Jack Buell is the longest serving county commissioner in the State of Idaho. He has served as Benewah County commissioner since 1974.
Grant Pfeifer is a Spokane area native and long time resident. Grant has 36 years with the Department of Ecology, serving as the Eastern Office Regional Director since 2006. Additionally, Grant serves as Ecology’s representative on the interagency Small Business Liaison team. Grant studied Oceanography and Engineering at the University of Washington and holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering.
John H. Tippets, Secretary/Treasurer Director Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Representing the State of Idaho
Mike Fitzgerald Shoshone County Commissioner Representing Shoshone County
John was appointed director of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality in July 2015 after retiring as the public relations manager at Agrium's facility near Soda Springs, Idaho. He has served in the Idaho State Senate and Idaho House of Representatives and on numerous boards involving mining, industry, the environment, and healthcare.
Mike Fitzgerald is a resident of Kellogg and serves as Chairman of the Shoshone County Board of County Commissioners. Mike is also a licensed professional engineer with a B.S. in Geophysical Engineering and a M.S. in Environmental Engineering.
Marc Eberlein Kootenai County Commissioner Representing Kootenai County
Phillip Cernera Lake Management Director Representing the Coeur d'Alene Tribe
Marc Eberlein took office as Kootenai County Commissioner in 2015. Marc’s professional career and business interests in the prior 40 years included forestry, construction, fishing, farming, mining and natural resources.
Phillip Cernera is the Director of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s Lake Management Department. For over 25 years Phillip has been involved in the cleanup of the Tribes homeland and has been a Commissioner of the BEIPC since its inception. As a Tribal representative he has been a strong advocate for basin-wide comprehensive and permanent solutions to a 100 year legacy of mining pollution.
Chris Hladick EPA Region 10 Regional Administrator Representing the Federal Government
Chris Hladick serves as the EPA Regional Administrator for the Pacific Northwest and Alaska Region, overseeing environmental protection efforts in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, including 271 tribal governments. Mr. Hladick has had a long career of public service in state and local government, and is involved with numerous Arctic marine organizations.