City’s Environmental Chief Resigns

October 8, 2008 at 10:17 pm Leave a comment

Emily Lloyd, a veteran of city government who has been commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection since 2005, submitted her resignation on Wednesday morning, City Hall announced.

Her departure, from a position that oversees the city’s water supply and sewage treatment plants, could be one of the first of several high-level departures from the administration as Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg looks to run for a third term next year.

Ms. Lloyd will become the chief operating officer for Trinity Church’s real estate operation. The historic Episcopalian parish dates to 1697 and owns land in Lower Manhattan going back to its royal charter.

Before joining the Bloomberg administration in 2005, Ms. Lloyd had been commissioner of the Department of Sanitation from 1992 to 1994, under the Dinkins administration; executive vice president for government and community affairs and for administration at Columbia University; director of business development at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; and commissioner of traffic and parking for the city of Boston.

Mayor Bloomberg, in a statement, said that “New York City is losing an effective and passionate public servant in Emily Lloyd.”

He said Ms. Lloyd had made progress on completing the Third Water Tunnel; improved management of capital projects; and modernized collection of water bills. And he praised the quality of the city’s drinking water, which is seen as one of the best in the nation.

Ms. Lloyd said in a statement:

During my nearly four years as Commissioner, we made tremendous progress in implementing Mayor Bloomberg’s ambitious environmental agenda, directly confronting the difficult issues he asked me to address when he appointed me Commissioner. I am grateful to have worked for a Mayor that placed environmental stewardship at the top of his agenda and grateful to the Mayor for the opportunity to lead this extraordinary department that touches the lives of New Yorkers every day. I was privileged to work with such a dedicated group of men and women at the department and I thank them all their efforts at Department of Environmental Protection.

By Sewel Chan
New York Times

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