Air Quality Commission

About the Air Quality Commission

The Air Quality Commission (AQC) was established in 2002 by the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).  Informative details and guidelines are found in the ​AQC Charter.

AQC Mission Promote the protection, preservation, and enhancement of the ambient air resources of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

AQC Purpose Provide citizen and stakeholder input to the BOCC, local municipalities, and MCAQ staff through the review and recommendations of air pollution management policies, long range plans, operations, and their budgetary impacts in order to achieve this mission.

Meeting Documents

AQC meeting minutes are made available for transparency and research. View the current year-to-date meeting minutes and annual meeting minute summaries for each year since 2019.

Receive Meeting Notices

Meetings take place at 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Monday of every month. The public is always invited to attend AQC meetings to observe and provide comment.  Sign up to receive the AQC's month agenda by email.


AQC Member

Mr. Peter McGrath (AQC Chair)​

Mr. ​Marcus Hackler (Vice Chair)​

​Rev. Janet Garner-Mullins

Ms. Lisa Hooker

Mr. William Lawrence

Dr. ​Aaron Levy

Dr. Brian Magi

Mr. ​Richard Matulis

Ms. ​Rosa Mustafa

​Mr. Billy Powers 

Mr. Gregory Twait 

​Dr. Karl Welke







Health Professional







Official Mecklenburg County Seal to be used as a logo to represent the County in visual and marketing communications.

Mecklenburg County’s Air Quality Commission (AQC) is currently seeking interested and qualified applicants to fill vacancies representing the following sectors: attorney, industry, and public.


Join the AQC

The Board of County Commissioners is committed to appoint diverse, qualified, and dedicated people to our advisory boards.

Applicants are encouraged to attend several meetings prior to completing and submitting an application. 

AQC Panel Discussion at 2017 AQ Forum

In November 2017, Mecklenburg County AQC members Terry Lansdell, Gordon Miller, Fern Paterson, and Jamie Watts fielded questions about their interest in air quality and the role of the AQC during a panel discussion at the annual Air Quality Forum for permitted sources.