U.S. EPA announced that Dennis J. McLerran will be the next EPA Region 10 Administrator. This honking beautiful region encompasses Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Pacific Northwest Indian Country.
Dennis J. McLerran has over 20 years experience as an advocate, attorney and administrator. Most recently, McLerran served as Executive Director of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, a state chartered regional agency that adopts and enforces air quality standards that protect the health of 3.5 million Washington residents. As executive director, McLerran led efforts to develop a strategy to reduce air emissions at the ports of Seattle, Tacoma and Metro Vancouver.
Prior to that experience, McLerran served as City Attorney for the City of Port Townsend and Director of the Seattle Department of Construction and Land Use. McLerran received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and a J.D. from the Seattle University School of Law.
Attorney Sanders wishes him the best of luck as Regional Administrator for EPA Region 10.