In March 2022, James Davies stepped down as the Region 4 E-Enterprise Regional Coordinator (EERC), transitioning to the Region’s Air and Radiation Division in the Grants Management and Strategic Planning Office. Having served as an EERC since 2017, James brought extensive knowledge and experience with National Environmental Performance Partnership System and funding, as well as insightful and practical advice for engaging with states and tribes. “Since I was the Performance Partnership Grants (PPG) coordinator as well as the EERC for Region 4, I was able to connect the dots and understand how PPGs could be used as a tool in facilitating workload tradeoffs,” he notes.
This year as EERC Co-Chair with Whitney Rawls of Region 7, James supported the development of an outreach plan, best practices document, introductory video, and informational materials initiating a campaign to increase EPA use of the E-Enterprise Community Inventory Platform. James has worked diligently behind the scenes to collaborate with state and tribal partners encouraging and capitalizing on meaningful connections between E-Enterprise and other programs, processes, and projects. We wish James the best in his new position and will miss him and his contributions to E-Enterprise.