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Councilman Kelly Downard appointed to national EPA Environmental Advisory Board

Monday May 5, 2003

Media Release
For Immediate Release

For Information Contact:
Jennifer F. Brislin
502.574.4137

Patrick H. Neely
502.574.1351

LOUISVILLE – Metro Louisville Councilman Kelly Downard, R-District 16, has been appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Financial Advisory Board.

The board’s goal is to increase investment in environmental protection by helping leverage additional public and private resources. It also assists state and local governments in building financial capacity so they can afford to implement environmental mandates.

“Environmental legislation has placed a significant financial burden on local government,” Downard said. “This board will help state and local governments find the resources to meet those demands.

“My experience with the Louisville Community Development Bank and Louisville Real Estate Development Company will be put to good use as we try to maximize public and private funding to help our government finance environmental initiatives.”

The Environmental Financial Advisory Board was established in 1989 to provide advice and recommendations on environmental finance issues, trends and opportunities to lower costs and increase investment in environmental facilities and services.

Its membership includes senior officials from all levels of government, the finance, banking and legal sectors, business and industry, and national organizations, including Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Securities, Moody's Investors Services, Bank of America, U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, the Natural Heritage Institute, the Community Assistance Program and Environmental Defense.

Sponsor(s)

Kelly Downard (R)  16