Environmental Board

The Environmental Board is a volunteer board consisting of nine residents appointed by the City Council. The Environmental Board is empowered and has the duty to:

(a) Study the environment of the City of Huntington Beach and investigate all actual and potential threats to a clean environment for the City and its inhabitants;

(b) Report to the City Council, and to other city boards, commissions, departments and officers its recommendations for legislation and other action that could or might curtail or limit those activities which appear to be an actual present threat, or which may become a potential threat in the future, to the assurance of a clean, healthy, desirable environment for the City and its inhabitants;

(c) Advise the City Council and staff on sustainability challenges and opportunities to enhance the overall sustainability, economic, ecological and social environments of Huntington Beach.

(d) Perform such other duties as may from time to time be properly assigned or delegated to it by the City Council.

Meeting Dates and Times

The Board meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm in Room B-8, Lower Level of City Hall. The public is invited to attend and more information about the meeting can be found on each Agenda. 

Agenda and Minutes


Board Members

The Board consists of nine (9) citizen appointees.

Tony Soriano, Chair   Bud Benneman, Vice-Chair
Kathleen McGowan   KC Fockler
Joan Siegal    


In the event a member retires or is unable to complete his / her term, an appointment shall be made to fill the remainder of the unexpired term.  For current vacancies, check out the Notice of Vacancies page.

To apply to become a member, please fill out the Boards & Commission Application.

Council Liaisons

Council Member Dan Kalmick
Council Member Natalie Moser
The Planning Commission liaisons are Kayla Acosta-Galvan and John Scandura.

Staff Liaison

The Community Development Department is responsible for staffing the Environmental Board. The staff liaison is Tess Nguyen.  For further information, call (714) 374-1744.

Programs & Reports 

View Monthly Beach Cleanup Dates

Environmental Board Mission

Environmental Board Brochure (2018-2019)

Environmental Board Photo Gallery

Environmental Annual Reports

Environmental Board Glossary

How to Comment on a CEQA Document

Did you know?

Submitting for Plan Check? View your Permit StatusĀ online as well as view comments and plan checker contact information.

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