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Edwin Walter Slade III

Administrative Counsel

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

Edwin (Eddie) Slade is the Administrative Counsel for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. He provides support to the Director's Office and Water, Air, and Waste programs, serves on the Agency's Executive Leadership Team, oversees the Agency compliance management process, and coordinates the Agency's work with the Attorney General's Office to resolve cases and provide legal advice. Prior to rejoining ADEQ in 2017, Eddie was an Arizona Assistant Attorney General in the Natural Resources Section, and a high school chemistry teacher with Teach For America. Eddie attended law school at the University of Arizona, where he helped to start the environmental law certificate program. He is originally from eastern Pennsylvania, and is now an avid Arizona outdoorsman.