ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AND ENERGY RESOURCES AUTHORITY

Department of Natural Resources fact sheet
10/2014
Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority Director: Karen Massey
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Statute/Authority

260.005 to 260.125

Number of Members

Five

Number of Members Appointed by the Governor

Five

Is Senate Confirmation Required?

Yes

Membership Composition

Resident of Missouri

Terms

Three years

Political Affiliation

No more than three members shall be members of the same political party.

Compensation

$25 per diem, plus reasonable and necessary expenses

Geographic Consideration

None

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

N/A

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

1.5 days

Requirements for Inclusion of Items on Agenda

Chair’s approval

Public Comment Opportunities at Meetings

Opportunity at each meeting