Fri, Dec 10 at 9:54 PM
Sherri White-Williamson is Board Chair and co-founder of the Environmental Justice Community Action Network (EJCAN), and organization that works to address community environmental justice concerns. EJCAN is working with community members to identify and resolve the issues that they have raised. EJCAN’s office in Sampson County supports many communities that are overburdened by major sources of pollution such as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), a regional landfill and wood pellet facility that have diminished the health and quality of life of many residents of the county.
Ms. White Williamson also serves as the Environmental Justice Policy Director at the North Carolina Conservation Network (NCCN) where she focuses on incorporating consideration of environmental justice in NCCN’s policy and outreach efforts. Ms. White-Williamson retired from the U. S. EPA, Office of Environmental Justice, where she served in many roles including Manager of the Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice established under Executive Order 12898 and Designated Federal Officer to the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council.
Ms. White-Williamson is a 2018 graduate of Vermont Law School (VLS), South Royalton, VT, where she earned dual degrees, her Juris Doctor and a Masters in Energy Regulation and Law. While at VLS she co-chaired its first Environmental Justice solutions conference and co-founded the Environmental Justice Law Society. She was awarded the Marc Mihaly Environmental Leadership Award in recognition of her commitment to the environment and environmental justice.
She currently resides in Sampson County, North Carolina and co-founded a community organization, the Environmental Justice Community Action Network (EJCAN), to address community environmental justice concerns. EJCAN is working with community members to identify and resolve the issues that they have raised.