On April 1st, Raleigh’s City Council selected Robert Gelblum, Of Counsel, the Law Offices of F. Bryan Brice, Jr., to fill a vacancy on Raleigh’s nine-member Environmental Advisory Board.  “I hope to do everything in my power to help optimize the environment of this City my family and I have lived in and loved for 26 years,” says Mr. Gelblum about his appointment.

The Environmental Advisory Board is an all-volunteer board created by the City Council in 2006.  The City Council established the board to advise them on matters related to environmental quality and to promote communication between various governmental units and the public on environmental protection standards and policies including communication.  The City Council also deemed it in the public interest and affirmed the importance of protecting the environment by creating the board that provides the Council with expert and comprehensive advice on various matters related to environmental quality and safety.  Learn more about Raleigh’s Environmental Advisory Board.

Mr. Gelblum joined the Law Offices of F. Bryan Brice, Jr., as Of Counsel in 2012 and counsels the firm’s clients on the redevelopment of Brownfields properties and other environmental law matters. He is a 1985 graduate of UNC School of Law.  Prior to joining the Law Offices of F. Bryan Brice, Jr., Mr. Gelblum spent 25 years with the N.C. Department of Justice and N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, handling water quality, air quality, hazardous contamination sites, sedimentation, mining, well construction, forestry, parks & recreation, community development, and job training matters.  He served as lead counsel for the State’s Brownfields Program from its inception in 1997.  From 1992 to 2003, Mr. Gelblum served as Counsel to the State’s Superfund Program.  From 1989 to 1991, he was principal Water Quality attorney.