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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to Participate at the National Organization of Black County Officials Development Conference

Release Date: 04/24/2014
Contact Information: Dawn Harris Young, (404) 562-8421 (Direct), (404) 562-8400 (Main),

ATLANTA – Friday, April 25, 2014, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will join U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx at the National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO) Development Conference in Memphis, Tenn. Administrator McCarthy will highlight the President’s climate Action plan. This event serves as an opportunity to engage these leaders on EPA/Administration priorities surrounding the Agency’s clean air initiatives.

The conference is hosted by Shelby County Commissioner Justin Ford and NOBCO Chairman Roy Brooks.

WHO: Gina McCarthy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

        Secretary Foxx, U.S. Department of Transportation
        Loretta Smith, Multnoma County, Northeast Portland, Oregon Commissioner
        Derek Albert, Vice President of Economic Development, NOBCO
WHAT: National Organization of Black County Officials Development Conference

WHEN: Friday, April 25, 2014 at 9:00 A.M.

WHERE: Shelby County Administration Building

      Commission Chamber
      160 North Main Street
Memphis, TN 38109

National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO) represents a coalition of black elected and appointed officials within county government for all 50 states. NOBCO provides services as an information clearinghouse for organizational concerns and provides a program and project structure to educate, train, and assist government officials and community leaders. NOBCO hosts their economic development conference annually, the conference focuses on issues that impact county governments and communities around the country.

NOTE: This event is open to the press. Media should arrive no later than 9:00 A.M. For more information, please contact Derek Albert at

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