2013 Erchul Environmental Leadership Award Recipient
W. Shelton Miles, III
Chair of the Board, 2006-2012
State Water Control Board
We are pleased to announce that Shelton Miles was selected to receive the 2013 Captain Ronald A. Erchul Environmental Leadership Award. Mr. Miles will have the opportunity to donate $1,500 to the non-profit of his choice.
Shelton Miles is a full-time pastor and a full-time farmer but has found time to make major contributions to water quality in Virginia. His passion is for Virginia's rivers, especially the Staunton River. He has served as chair of the Roanoke River Basin Commission Citizens' Committee, he has served as chairman of the Staunton River Citizens' PCB Advisory Committee, he has chaired the Citizens for the Preservation of the River (Staunton) and he has served as a board member of the Roanoke River Basin Association. He also served as chairman of the State Water Control Board for six years. He was first appointed to the SWCB by Governor Warner and reappointed by Governor Kaine. He also served on several regulatory advisory committees for the SWCB prior to serving on the Board. Mr. Miles has an extraordinary ability to put people at ease and bring them together in consensus for progress on water quality issue.
Click here to download a pdf of his remarks from the award ceremony.