On April 30, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the appointment of Shaun McGrath to serve as Region 8 Administrator. McGrath currently serves at Wheelhouse Associates, an energy and environment firm; he previously served as Deputy Director of White House Intergovernmental Affairs under President Obama. Prior to joining the administration, he served as mayor of Boulder, Colorado. Region 8 consists of CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY in addition to 27 tribal nations. Former Region 8 Administrator James Martin resigned in February after allegations were made that he used his personal email account to complete official EPA work.