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LaJuana S. Wilcher

Ms. Wilcher is secretary of Kentucky's Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet. A biologist and lawyer, she returned to Kentucky in 2002 after 19 years of federal service and private practice in Washington, D.C. As the U.S.EPA's Assistant Administrator for Water(1989-1993), she directed initiatives in Eastern/Central Europe, the Wider Caribbean Basin, the Mexico Border, and the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. She traveled with Congressional leaders to Poland and Hungary to meet local government officials and was a featured speaker in a symposium on environmental problems in Eastern/Central Europe. She was the senior official on the U.S. delegation at the International Conference on Water and the Environment in Dublin(1992) and served as the rapporteur of the Water Resources Workgroup. She was the keynote speaker at the International Conference on Ecological Engineering in Sweden(1991), a featured speaker for a Toronto conference on global environmental issues(1991), and addressed border issues at the U.S./Mexico Environmental Infrastructure Colloquy(1992). In private practice, she attended the "Partners for Peace" project in Israel(1994), with representatives of business, government and NGOs from the U.S., Israel, West Bank and Gaza. She has spoken on international environmental issues at the Government Institutes Conference of European Environmental Laws and Regulations.


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