Hazardous Materials Advisory Commission


The Commission is empowered to advise the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on the initial and continuous implementation of the County's Hazardous Materials Ordinance (Chapter 7.100). This includes effective methods of providing the public with information on all other matters pertaining to the use, transportation, handling and storage of hazardous materials affecting the County.

Commission Structure

The Commission consists of eleven members, all residents of Santa Cruz County, appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The implementing ordinance (Chapter 2.92) details the specific membership criteria and appointment procedures. The Hazardous Materials Program Manager serves as the Secretary for the Commission.

Current Commission Members

Nicholas Lorig-Roach – Community Representative April 23, 2019 April 1, 2025
Ashley Ryder – Community Representative April 13, 2021 April 1, 2023
VACANCY - Labor   April 1, 2025
Justin Delemus - Chemist March 14, 2017 April 1, 2023
Jean Anne Logan – Environmental Interest April, 2019 April 1, 2023
Scott Glucs – Industry Reps September 12, 2017 April 1, 2025
Nicholas Brown – City of Capitola March 26, 2019 April 1, 2023
Rob Young – City of Santa Cruz October 22, 2019 April 1, 2023
VACANCY – City of Scotts Valley   April 1, 2025
Tom Avila – City of Watsonville October 10, 2019 April 1, 2023
VACANCY – Fire Protection   April 1, 2023

Biennial Report

At the end January following every odd numbered year, the Commission submits a biennial report to the Board of Supervisors and the County Administrative Officer. The report highlights the recent activities, accomplishments and future goals of the Commission. Read the latest Biennial Report from 2020-2021.

Regular Meetings

Meetings are held beginning at 9 a.m. on the 4th Wednesday of the month (the November meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday due to the holiday) on a bi-monthly schedule (January, March, May, July, September, November). Meetings do not occur when there is not a quorum, no agenda items, or the Hazardous Materials Team leader position is vacant.

Hazardous Material Advisory Commission Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, May 26th Agenda Minutes  
Wednesday, July 28th Agenda Minutes  

Wednesday, January 22nd Agenda Minutes  

Wednesday, May 22nd Agenda Minutes  
Wednesday, September 25th Agenda Minutes  
Wednesday, November 20th Agenda Minutes  

Wednesday, January 24th Agenda Minutes  
Wednesday, March 28th Agenda Minutes  
Wednesday, May 23rd Agenda Minutes  
Wednesday, September 26th Agenda Minutes  
Wednesday, November 21st Agenda Minutes  

Wednesday, January 25th Agenda Minutes  
Wednesday, March 22nd Agenda Minutes  
Wednesday, May 24th Agenda Minutes  
Wednesday, September 27th Agenda Minutes  
Wednesday, December 6th Agenda Minutes  

Wednesday, January 27th Agenda Minutes  
Wednesday, March 23rd Agenda Minutes  
Wednesday, July 27th Agenda Minutes  
Wednesday, November 16th Agenda Minutes