Bob Colby, Director
Bob Colby has been Director of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau since 1990. He has worked with the Bureau since 1980 and prior to being the Director, he was Staff Attorney for the Bureau.
A life-long resident of Chattanooga, Bob holds a B. A. degree in political science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
Bob has served as President of the Association of Local Air Pollution Control Officials (ALAPCO), representing more than 165 major metropolitan areas. He is also chairman of the association's air toxics committee. He serves on the Board of Directors of Metro 4, Inc., the association of local southeastern air quality agencies and on the Board of Directors of the Advanced Transportation Technology Institute headquartered in Chattanooga.
Alan Frazier, Engineer
Alan Frazier earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and he is registered as a professional engineer in Tennessee. He has been employed as an engineer with the Bureau since June of 1989. His responsibilities include quantifying air emissions, assessing air emission impacts, evaluating control strategies, writing permits, and performing compliance inspections for various industries in Hamilton County.
pam hicks, administrative support assistant
Pam joined the Bureau in 2007 at the front desk. She answers the phones and issues burn permits for Hamilton County residents. Pam has extensive experience in the clerical field.
James Holloway, Operations Manager
Mr. Holloway is currently employed as Operations Manager for the Air Pollution Control Bureau in which he is in charge of managing and supervising the administrative operation functions of the Bureau including fiscal, purchasing and grant oversight. Mr. Holloway joined the staff on May 1, 1970. He was employed as a Source Sampler and Engineer. He also served as the Assistant Manager of the Engineering Department. He was then promoted to the position of Administrative Assistant, a position that he held until being promoted to the Bureau's Operations Manager, the position he currently holds. Mr. Holloway has been a spokesperson for the Bureau since the 1970s. He has given numerous talks and workshops to various schools and organizations throughout Hamilton County, the neighboring areas of Georgia and surrounding counties in Tennessee.
Kathy Jones, Air Monitoring Manager
Kathy Jones, Air Monitoring Manager and Asbestos Coordinator, performs a variety of duties for the Bureau. As Air Monitoring Manager she oversees air monitoring for ozone and particulate and investigates air pollution complaints. As Asbestos Coordinator she reviews permit applications, performs asbestos inspections and issues permits. She has about 10 years of experience working in biological and chemical laboratories, 6 years of which were spent in supervision. She holds an OSHA 40 Hour Hazardous Materials Certifications and is an accredited Asbestos Supervisor and Inspector. In addition, Mrs. Jones holds a BA in Biology from Carson-Newman College and has done post-graduate work at Chattanooga State and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Steve Langston, Instrument Technician
Air Pollution Instrument Technician Steve Langston has been with the Bureau since February of 1999. His primary duties include maintaining Hamilton County's nine particulate monitors, pollen and mold spore counts and the Daily Air Quality Report. He spent four years in the Navy and is currently an Information Systems Technician in the Navy Reserve. He received an AAS in Environmental Protection Technology from Chattanooga State. "The most challenging aspect of the job is keeping up with technology and the most rewarding aspect is working independently/out of the office/ several days a week."
james long, instrument technician
James G. Long became APCB's newest Instrument Technician in January of 2001. He was born in nearby Sequatchie County, graduated high school in North Carolina, and served in the U. S. Navy as an avionics technician and "integrated attack weapons system" specialist. After leaving the military, James worked for many years in the television industry as a broadcast engineer, satellite-news truck operator, and equipment maintenance engineer. His hobbies include woodworking, building and overclocking computers, photography, travel, and "mechanical tinkering". James has an Associates Degree from Chattanooga State Technical Community College and can still be seen taking classes there from time to time. He and his lovely wife reside in Rhea County.
Amber McCorvie boles, public relations Coordinator Amber McCorvie Boles received her B.A. in Communications from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Prior to joining the Bureau, she worked as an Assistant Promotions Director for Clear Channel Radio. As the PR Coordinator, Amber helps to educate and inform the public about air quality issues and what the Bureau is doing.
Cynthia McDaniel, Engineer
Cynthia McDaniel has been a Permitting Engineer with the Bureau since 1995. She majored in Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Cynthia is responsible for permitting, inspecting, and determining the compliance status of approximately fifty industrial sources, including seven major sources and twenty synthetic minor sources. These industries include gray iron foundries, landfills, furniture manufacturers, and chemical plants.
joy price, Administrative coordinator
Bio available soon.
Errol Reksten, Engineering Manager
Errol received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona. After completing an Air Force Career he worked as an Engineer at Boeing and then at The University of Tennessee Space Institute in energy research. He has been employed by the Bureau as a Permitting Engineer and then as Engineering Manager since 1994.
Kathy Robertson, Executive Assistant
Kathy Robertson is a Chattanooga native who received her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She worked for the State of Tennessee Planning Office, first as a Secretary and then as a Planner. Kathy joined the Bureau in April 1980, where she now works as the Executive Assistant, offering administrative support to both the Board and employees of the Bureau.
John Schultz, Investigator
John Schultz has been the Bureau's lead investigator since 1997. A former Military Police and East Ridge police officer, John now conducts source inspections and seasonal burning inspections, responds to citizen complaints and patrols the county for violations.
SYDNEY SPENCER II, engineer
Sydney earned his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He has been a Permitting Engineer with the Bureau since 2006. His responsiblities include permitting, inspecting and determining the compliance status of about 50 industrial sources including five major sources and 25 synthetic minor sources. These industries include metal fabricators, water treatment facilities, cement and concrete plants, and printers.
Jim Weyler, Engineer
Jim Weyler began working for the Air Pollution Control Bureau in February 1973 when air pollution involvement was just beginning to pick up speed in Chattanooga. His position then was "Enforcement Officer" and he would spend most of his day answering complaints and looking for problems. Later, he became part of the Engineering department at the Bureau where he continues to this day.