ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AND ENERGY RESOURCES AUTHORITY
|Department of Natural Resources fact sheet||
|Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority Director: Karen Massey||
260.005 to 260.125
Number of Members
Number of Members Appointed by the Governor
Is Senate Confirmation Required?
Resident of Missouri
No more than three members shall be members of the same political party.
$25 per diem, plus reasonable and necessary expenses
Responsibilities of the Commission/Members
EIERA provides environmental solutions through finance, research and technical assistance. Per its mandate (House Bill 1041), the Authority supports Missouri’s communities, organizations and businesses by providing a broad range of financial support and services. These services include issuing tax exempt bonds, providing technical assistance, financing projects that reduce, prevent or control pollution and providing for the development of the energy resources of the State of Missouri. The Authority is not a regulatory agency and believes there is an achievable balance between the environment and the economy. Since EIERA was established with a one-time appropriation of $225,000 in 1972, it has provided almost $5.7 billion in bonds and more than $30 million in projects that have supported infrastructure upgrades, energy efficiency, pollution prevention, technical assistance, research and environmental education. EIERA operates on fees received for bond financings; it receives no state general revenue.
Staff Contact – Name, Address, Phone Number
Karen Massey, P.O. Box 744, 425 Madison Street, Jefferson City, MO 65102; 573-751-4919
Staff Assistant – Name, Address, Phone Number
Genny Eichelberger, P.O. Box 744, 425 Madison Street, Jefferson City, MO 65102; 573-751-4919
AGO Contact – Name, Address, Phone Number
Frequency of Meetings and Location(s)At least quarterly; typically held at the EIERA office but may vary
Time Expended by Commissioners for Meetings and Preparation Thereof
Requirements for Inclusion of Items on Agenda
Public Comment Opportunities at Meetings
Opportunity at each meeting