We are former employees (alumni) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency who have formed an Association to foster communication and joint activities among alumni. Anyone who was a Federal employee who worked for EPA for at least a year is eligible to join. Also, anyone still working at EPA but who is eligible to retire may join as an Associate member. Many of the activities of the association take place by phone and electronically, but local activities are encouraged.
A group of alumni gathered on June 10, 2008 to discuss the possibility of forming an Association. The meeting was called by Chuck Elkins and Len Miller and the attendees were an ad hoc group of alumni. A report of that meeting can be found here. Because of the enthusiastic response at the June 10th meeting, organizational activities began and incorporation papers were filed in the State of Delaware on August 25, 2008.
By-Laws were drafted, discussed by the Board of Directors appointed in the Fall of 2008 and amended several times in preparation for ratification or amendment by the membership at the first annual meeting of the Association, in April, 2010. The By-laws were adopted by the membership by an electronic and paper ballot on April 13, 2010 at the time of the first Annual Meeting and then amended at the second annual meeting on May 17, 2011.
The Association applied for and received an exemption under Section 501(c)(7) of the U.S. Tax Code. This exemption provides a non-profit status to the Association, but does NOT make contributions deductible on the contributor's tax return. For copies of the relevant tax documents, click here.
Current Activities of the Association can be found here.