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EPA's 50th Anniversary

Celebrating Partnerships

Chad McIntosh¡°With State and local governments, federally-recognized tribes, the private sector and civil society, along with our international partners, we are taking action to provide current and future generations with a healthier environment and stronger economy.¡±Chad McIntosh, EPA Assistant Administrator for International and Tribal Affairs

This month EPA¡¯s 50th Anniversary focus is our long history of effective partnerships, with a particular emphasis on tribal and international partnerships.

Our tribal partnerships have enabled us to strengthen environmental and public health protection in Indian country. Through this collaboration with tribal governments, we seek to improve water and air quality, safely manage chemicals, and provide guidance on waste management in Indian country.

Internationally, EPA works closely with Canada and Mexico in North America, as well as key countries around the world, including Brazil, China, Israel, and several European countries.Our partnerships include work to reduce marine litter through cooperation with developing countries and through international fora such as the G7 and G20; global efforts to reduce health threats from neurotoxic chemicals such as lead and mercury; and shared work with our allies to champion clean air and water.

Scott Mason, Director of EPA¡¯s American Indian Environmental Office

Leonard Forsman, Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe

Ken Norton, Chairman of National Tribal Water Council


Dana Adkins, Chickahominy Indian Tribe

Chuck Hoskin, Jr., Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation


Nancy John, Director of the Cherokee Nation's Environmental Program

Virginia LeClere, Environmental Manager of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

McCoy Oatman, Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee

Captain David Harvey, Indian Health Service


Jane Nishida, Deputy Assistant Administrator for EPA¡¯s Office of International and Tribal Affairs

Bonnie Glick, Deputy Administrator at the U.S. Agency for International Development

Minister Ricardo Salles of Brazil's Ministry of Environment

Harry Seah, Deputy Chief Executive of Singapore¡¯s National Water Agency

Shinsuke J. Sugiyama, Japanese Ambassador to the United States

Koizumi Shinjiro, Japan's Minister of the Environment



Margaret Macauley, Chief Manager of Water Quality Assurance for Ghana Water Company Limited

Rub¨¦n Alem¨¢n, Environmental Specialist with USAID-El Salvador

Officials from Israel

Calixto Mateos-Hanel and Salvador L¨®pez C¨®rdov, North American Development Bank

Christopher De Sousa, President of Canadian Brownfields Network