Olsson's Hilary Clark Joins National Advisory Council for EPA
August 22, 2019
Hilary Clark, senior environmental scientist with Olsson, will offer a consultant’s perspective as a new appointee to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) advisory council.
Hilary recently attended her first meeting of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology in Washington, D.C. The council acts as an independent advisor to the EPA on a range of policy, technology, and management issues. She has been appointed to serve on the 26-member council through 2020.
With more than 15 years of professional experience, Hilary specializes in natural resources project management, leading multidisciplinary teams in the development of environmental assessments, and preparing documentation in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act. She has developed and managed environmental permitting documentation for markets that include renewable energy, commercial and residential community planning, and public infrastructure (transportation, water/wastewater, and transmission).
“As a consultant who contracts with private and public clients, I bring a unique perspective and understanding of the complex environmental challenges that public agencies and private developers face when pursuing projects that require environmental permitting through one or more regulatory agencies,” she stated in her nomination letter.
Created in 1988, the advisory council is a forum for stakeholder representatives to advise the EPA on national environmental policy. Council members serve on subcommittees or ad hoc work groups to produce reports and formal recommendations to the EPA administrator.
Since its inception, the council has produced more than 80 major reports and has issued 1,500 recommendations.
Hilary holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of San Diego and a master’s degree in international environmental policy from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Prior to her work in natural resources management, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania, East Africa, where she taught A-level biology and environmental education. She belongs to the National Association of Environmental Professionals and works out of Olsson’s office in Oklahoma City.