Rural Appalachia Meets Rural Environmental Justice:
Fostering Healthy, Sustainable, Resilient, & Equitable Communities

B. Suzi Ruhl, JD, MPH
Office of Environmental Justice, US EPA

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
7 PM Convocation Hall
Reception to follow

B. Suzi Ruhl is currently Senior Attorney Advisor for the US EPA Office of Environmental Justice. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Rural Communities Committee and is the Immediate Past Co-chair of the National Environmental Policy Act Committee of the Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice. She has served as Co-Chair of Team-EJ of the HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities. In this capacity, she works to integrate environmental justice in agency decision-making, supports community based action, and fosters administration wide action that promotes healthy, equitable, resilient, and sustainable communities for overburdened and underserved populations. Since her arrival to EPA in 2009, Ms. Ruhl has won four National Honor Awards: 2010 Gold Medal for the HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities; 2011 Gold Medal for Mountain Top Mining Guidance Team; 2011 Silver Medal for Keystone Pipeline NEPA Review; and, Silver Medal for $1 Billion Bayonne Bridge NEPA Review.

In addition to her law degree, Ruhl has a Master’s Degree in Public Health (Epidemiology). She is admitted to the bars of the Northern District of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ruhl has been and continues to be instrumental in efforts to develop the former Grundy County High School in Tracy City TN into a hub of resources for individuals and families—the South Cumberland Learning and Development Center.

All are invited!