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New USEPA Region 8 Regional Administrator Introduced

Region 8Shaun McGrath has been selected as the new Region 8 Regional Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Region 8 is headquartered in Denver and covers Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and 27 Tribal Nations. McGrath joins the USEPA from Wheelhouse Associates, where he co-led the policy, program, and technology integration company's efforts to help governments advance clean energy and environmental goals. Prior to his current position, he served as the Executive Director of the American Solar Energy Society in Boulder, CO.

McGrath began his career as the trade manager for the Kansas Department of Commerce European Office. Later he served on the Boulder City Council for four years, and was elected mayor of Boulder in 2007. He spent more than a decade working with the Western Governors’ Association, serving as a program director on a number of environmental issues including climate adaptation, water, and drought. Shaun has also worked at the federal level as deputy director of White House intergovernmental affairs, where he was the principal liaison and point of contact in the White House for the nation’s governors.

Regional Administrators are responsible for managing the USEPA's regional activities under the direction of the USEPA Administrator. They promote state and local environmental protection efforts and serve as a liaison to government officials.

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