Citizens Advisory Committee to Host Environmental Quality and Public Health Webinar

Citizens Advisory Committee to Host Environmental Quality and Public Health Webinar Download

On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Citizens Advisory Committee will host “Bridging the Gaps Between Environmental Quality and Public Health”, a live webinar that seeks to foster a deeper understanding of the connections between the two fields. This virtual session is free and open to all.

This expert panel will aid professionals and stakeholders in both fields by helping them to discover the opportunities that exist to bridge gaps and inform efforts for positive change. The webinar will explore questions related to policy, health care, environmental justice, food security, climate change and climate justice.

The Citizens Advisory Committee is a group of residents throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed, who are appointed by their respective governors and the mayor of Washington, D.C., to advise the Chesapeake Executive Council on all aspects of the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort.


  • Julie Lawson, vice-chair, Citizens Advisory Committee and director, Mayor’s Office of the Clean City, District of Columbia. (moderator)
  • Surili Patel, director, Center for Climate Change, Health and Equity, American Public Health Association (moderator)
  • Doug Farquhar, director of government affairs, National Environmental Health Association
  • Adrienne Hollis, senior climate justice and health scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Liz Perera, climate policy director, Sierra Club
  • Dr. Sacoby Wilson, associate professor, University of Maryland
  • Nsedu Obott Witherspoon, executive director, Children’s Environmental Health Network


Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET


Virtual—please register by 12:00 p.m. ET on September 16, 2020 at Once you register, you will be emailed instructions on how to access the webinar.

Media RSVP by September 14, 2020