Head of state environmental program elected officer of national clean air group

Raleigh

RALEIGH – A national air quality association has elected Sheila Holman, director of the N.C. Division of Air Quality, as its vice president.

The Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies, or AAPCA, elected Holman and other officers during its annual meeting last week in Austin, Texas. AAPCA is an organization that supports state and local air quality agencies, seeks consensus on issues dealing the national Clean Air Act, and provides feedback to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on air issues.

“I am delighted to take on this leadership position at a critical time for states and the Clean Air Act,” Holman said. “AAPCA provides a unique conduit for our states to share information and best practices.”

Holman has worked for the state Division of Air Quality since 1993 and has directed the division since June 2010. She has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from N.C. State University.

“We’re excited that Sheila was elected to this important position,” said John Skvarla, secretary of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. “She brings to the table great expertise and leadership from a top-notch environmental program that has made great strides in improving air quality for North Carolinians.”

AAPCA, which is based in Lexington, Ky., is a policy program with the Council of State Governments. More information about the group can be found at its website, www.csg.org/aapca_site/ .

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