EBC Environmental Justice Webinar: Effective and Meaningful Engagement with EJ Communities


Date: May 5, 2022


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Event

Information for viewing the webinar will be shared with registered attendees in a confirmation email.

Should I create a project website?  How about a TikTok?  Do we really have to go door-to-door?  Many Brownfields redevelopment projects are subject to new requirements to undertake outreach to Environmental Justice communities.  However, many municipalities, agencies, and projects have been effectively engaging Environmental Justice communities for years.

Attend this EBC Environmental Justice Webinar to learn best practices and successful approaches to reaching out and successfully engaging with Environmental Justice communities. Participants in this webinar will learn about resources that are available as they develop an engagement protocol, where to start in developing a protocol, how to identify stakeholder groups and contacts in a community, and how to effectively engage and ultimately achieve outcomes that are more beneficial to the community.

A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the webinar.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

Additional information can be found under the “Agenda Details” tab above.
Program Chairs:
  • David Foss, LSP, Chair, EBC Site Remediation & Redevelopment Committee; Senior Vice President – Principal Hydrogeologist, Wilcox & Barton, Inc.
  • Valerie Moore, Chair, EBC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee; Partner, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Speaker Agenda:

Building Equity in Brownfields Redevelopment: EPA Perspective

  • Katy Deng, Brownfields Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Municipal Commitment to Equitable Community Engagement and Partnership

  • Michele Paul, Director of Resilience and Environmental Stewardship, City of New Bedford, MA

Don’t Be Afraid of Direct Contact: Engagement Case Studies

  • David Foss, LSP, Wilcox & Barton, Inc.
Panel Members:
  • Jim Byrne, Brownfields Coordinator, U.S. EPA
  • Katy Deng, U.S. EPA
  • David Foss, Wilcox & Barton, Inc.
  • Frank Gardner, BSSM Section Chief, U.S. EPA
  • Michele Paul, City of New Bedford

Moderated Discussion

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Environmental Justice Webinar: Effective and Meaningful Engagement with EJ Communities completed on May 5, 2022, can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC Environmental Justice Webinar: Effective and Meaningful Engagement with EJ Communities

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office.

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