Conservation Alabama launches Citizen Evaluation of ADEM

For more information, contact:
Adam Snyder (205) 533-6178
For Immediate Release:
January 9, 2008

As the Environmental Management Commission (EMC) evaluates the job performance of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Director Onis “Trey” Glenn III, citizens are invited to provide their own evaluation of the director and the agency through an online survey.

Using an online survey service called Survey Monkey, Conservation Alabama has adapted the Director Evaluation Form the EMC passed in December for a Citizen Evaluation of ADEM.  The survey includes much of the same material the Commission is evaluating the director on, including Administration, Leadership, and Strategic Planning by the director and the department.

Click Here for Citizen Evaluation of ADEM – an online survey

“Some citizen groups are concerned that there is not a mechanism for public comment as part of the evaluation of the director,” said Adam Snyder, executive director of Conservation Alabama. “Our goal is to provide a constructive forum for citizens’ voices to be heard by the Commission during their evaluation process.”

The “Blueprint for ADEM Reform” published by the ADEM Reform Coalition recommends the public be involved in some fashion with the evaluation of the director.

Conservation Alabama will compile the results of the survey and submit them to the Commission for their consideration as they review the director. The survey will be active until January 25, and the results are expected to be released by February 1, the third anniversary of Director Glenn’s first day at ADEM.

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