Monday, February 1, 2010

Lana Pollack Nominated To International Joint Commission

Jan 29: President Obama announced his intent to nominate Lana Pollack, as a Commissioner on the International Joint Commission (IJC). Pollack was the President of the Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) for 12 years through the end of 2008 and is a former Democratic Michigan State senator (1983-1994). The IJC has three commissioners each from the United States and Canada and is designed to facilitate cooperation, resource protection and resolve disputes and treaty enforcement over boundary waters including the Great Lakes between the two countries. It assists the two countries in the protection of the transboundary environment, including the implementation of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement and the improvement of transboundary air quality

Pollack currently chairs the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board. She earned a BA in political science from the University of Michigan (U-M) in 1965, and an MA in Education from U-M in 1970. Pollack’s nomination must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become official.

Access an announcement and biography from the White House (click here). Access the IJC website for complete background information (click here).