City of Emporia, Lyon and Chase Counties
Natural Resources Advisory Board

Mission Statement:
It is the mission of the Natural Resources Advisory Board to study and promote through public education resource conservation, recycling and community forestry.

The Recycling Advisory Board was established on October 17, 1990 by Ordinance Number 90-20. April 20, 2005 the board was renamed the Natural Resources Advisory Board by Ordinance Number and changed the number of people to serve on the board. The main purpose of the advisory board will be to improve public information in preserving our natural resources.

(NRAB) The board shall consist of not less than 8 members, and not more than 12 members. Eight (8) of the members may be appointed by the governing body of the City, two (2) members may be appointed by the governing body of Lyon County, and two (2) members may be appointed by the governing body of Chase County.

Members serve a three-year term which expires December 31. Members shall serve no more than two successive three-year terms. The Board meets the first Tuesday each month at 6:00 p.m. at the V.A. Basgall Public Works Center at 1220 Hatcher.

If you are interested in serving on NRAB, please contact the Public Works Department at 620-340-6339


Position Description:
Member of Natural Resources Advisory Board

Board members are citizens appointed by commisons of City of Emporia, Lyon and Chase Counties.


  • Improve public awareness in wise use and preservation of natural resources.
  • Consider, investigate, make findings, report and recommend any special matter of question coming within the scope of its work when requested


  • Serves without compensation.
  • Serves a three-year term and is limited to two consecutive terms.
  • Attends monthly meetings as needed.
  • Participates in board activities.
  • Encourages involvement of citizens by taking part in shows, parades and other activities withing the scope of the board


  • City of Emporia Solid Waste Supervisor
  • Other city and county staff when needed.
  • Volunteers.

Emporia Public Works Center 620.340.6334.


* Approved by the Natural Resources Advisory Board at its meeting of July 11, 2006.

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