LaJuana Wilcher to speak at two conferences

by Mandy Hicks

ELPO Law attorney, LaJuana S. Wilcher, Partner
LaJuana Wilcher

Attorney, partner and farmer LaJuana Wilcher is speaking at two conferences in November, both on environmental law topics.

LaJuana is part of a panel discussion at the Kentucky Ag Summit, set for November 14-15 in Louisville. In addition to serving as an attorney who works primarily in the field of environmental law, LaJuana owns and operates Scuffle Hill Farm in Warren County, producing quarter horses and thoroughbreds, hay, and grass-fed, free range, and hormone-free Angus beef. She was Secretary of Kentucky’s Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet from 2003 to 2006, which included the Division of Conservation, the Department of Environmental Protection, and the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority, among a variety of other regulatory agencies. She also headed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Water office in Washington, D.C.

The Kentucky Ag Summit panel discussion topic is “What Does Stewardship Mean to Kentucky Agriculture,” and includes Bill Northey, Secretary of Agriculture for Iowa, Tom FitzGerald, Director, Kentucky Resources Council and Dan Ellison, President, Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts. Registration and information:

LaJuana is also speaking at the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) National Clean Water Law Seminar in San Antonio, Nov. 20-22. She will participate in a panel discussion called Legal Advocacy With EPA – An Insider’s Perspective. “This panel featuring former senior officials from EPA’s general counsel, program, enforcement, and regional offices will provide an insider’s perspective on how the Agency views key clean water legal issues, how decisions and policies at EPA are really made, and how clean water attorneys can best advocate their positions to impact EPA deliberations.” LaJuana served as former EPA Assistant Administrator for Water from 1989 to 1993, and has assisted clients in navigating complex environmental and permitting issues since that time. Joining her on the panel are Scott Fulton, former EPA General Counsel and Bernadette Rappold, former Division Director, EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance.