Click each region to see their respected representatives. Please feel free to reach out to any of CTAG‘s representatives to discuss C&T issues, CTAG’s work, or to suggest issues for CTAG to consider.
North East Region
PSEP: MICHAEL HELMS, Chair
(607) 254-6441 firstname.lastname@example.org
SLA: AMANDA COUTURE
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
(207) 287-7593 email@example.com
Serves: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.
SLA: JOHN FEAGANS, Chair
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
(919) 733-3556 firstname.lastname@example.org
Serves: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, the U. S. Virgin Islands, and Virginia.
U.S. EPA Office of Pesticide Programs, Field and External Affairs Division
(703) 308-3240 email@example.com
CTAG Executive Secretary
(406) 431-3176 firstname.lastname@example.org
North Central Region
PSEP: LINDA JOHNS
University of Minnesota
(763) 767-3881 email@example.com
Tribal Representative: JIM MOSSETT
Three Affiliated Tribes
(703) 421-0665 firstname.lastname@example.org
Serves: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
SLA: NEAL KITTLESON
Colorado Department of Agriculture
(303) 869-9000 email@example.com
SLA: LINDSEY HOUSE
Washington State Department of Agriculture
(360) 902.2027 firstname.lastname@example.org
Serves: 17 Western States and Pacific Island Territories including Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Micronesia, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Structure of CTAG
CTAG will be comprised of 13 voting members, for three year terms:
- 1 SLA and 1 PSEP from each USDA Region (8)
- 4 at-large members, 2 PSEP and 2 SLA (4)
- Tribal rep (1)
CTAG will be led by co-chairs, 1 PSEP and 1 SLA, chosen from the CTAG by the CTAG. Co-chairs will serve for two years. The terms will be staggered so one year the SLA chair is replaced and the next year the PSEP chair is replaced.
To begin the Advisory Committee will function to select initial CTAG from applicants. Initial CTAG members will be in staggered terms (this will be explicit in the solicitation). Going forward CTAG will chose its new members, after the initial seating.
Secretary will send out solicitation for members and will receive applications to present to CTAG.
CTAG will maintain an Ex-Officio role for a representative of EPA headquarters, EPA regions, AAPSE, AAPCO, SFIREG, ASPCRO, TPPC, and any other federal certification program. Ex-Officio representatives will not be able to vote on decisions, but their participation and engagement is important to CTAG, and is welcome and valued.