Mission and Values

Initially adopted at the Board of Directors meeting in Cleveland, Ohio on October 14, 2018, and updated by the Board of Directors at the Fall 2020 Virtual Board & Committee Chairs Meeting on October 19, 2020, the following statement articulates the values, mission, and strategy priorities for the association.

Our Mission:

NACAA exists to advance the equitable protection of clean air and public health for all, and to improve the capability and effectiveness of state and local air agencies.

Our Values


  • An advocate for the equitable protection of clean air and public health;  
  • A community that proactively seeks to foster diversity, access, equity, and inclusion in our makeup, our policies, and our actions
  • A provider of valued services and resources to the members;
  • A source of credible expertise to decision-makers;
  • A forum for learning with, and from, each other;
  • A point of focus for effective state and local agency interaction with the federal government; and
  • A national association that thrives because its members have common interests, while respecting one another’s differences.