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Senior Policy Advisor

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Recognizing that air emissions overflow political boundaries, the California Legislature created the Air District in 1955 as the first regional air pollution control agency in the country.

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Mission Statement

Vision

A healthy breathing environment for every Bay Area resident.

Mission

To protect and improve public health, air quality, and the global climate.

Core Values

Excellence - Air District programs and policies are founded on science, developed with technical expertise, and executed with quality.

Leadership - The Air District will be at the forefront of air quality improvement and will pioneer new strategies to achieve healthy air and protect the climate.

Collaboration - Involving, listening, and engaging all stakeholders, including partner agencies, to create broad acceptance for healthy air solutions.

Dedication - Committed staff that live and believe the Air District’s mission.

Equity - All Bay Area residents have the right to breathe clean air.

Strategic Goals

  • Reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities due to air pollution.
  • Achieve and maintain air quality standards for all criteria pollutants, utilizing the expertise and innovation of the Air District and its partner agencies.
  • Implement exemplary regulatory programs and ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State and Air District regulations.
  • Through incentives and partnerships, establish the Bay Area as a leading center for emissions reductions in the areas of mobile sources, land use planning, innovative technology and energy.
  • Utilize educational programs and partnerships to engage all Bay Area stakeholders in sparing the air every day.
  • Serve as air quality authority in development of air policy and information.
  • Apply state-of-the-art tools, techniques, and technology in Air District operations.
  • Retain a top-performing and motivated workforce.
  • Implement best practices in environmental stewardship in Air District operations.

Last Updated: 8/9/2010