A few months ago our President Marcia Bystryn announced that 2018 would be her final year at NYLCV and NYLCVEF, after nearly 20 years of helping spur unprecedented administrative and legislative actions to protect our environment and natural resources.
A bi-partisan search committee has spent these past few months seeking a successor by interviewing a variety of candidates.
We are very happy to announce that Julie Tighe has been named the next President by a unanimous vote of both boards. Her first day will be October 1st.
Julie is the current Chief of Staff at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), where she has spent over ten years working on climate change and environmental conservation policies. She was the primary negotiator of the landmark $2.5 billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act, the incorporation of climate change into New York’s historic $300 million Environmental Protection Fund, and the most comprehensive electronics recycling law in the country. She has overseen DEC’s policy development and served as a key member of the organization’s leadership team.
She will fit right into our organization as we continue our great advocacy and programmatic work. Whether we’re educating the public about protecting our natural resources, helping to overcome barriers to siting renewable energy projects in New York State as part of our new series of forums, or holding our legislators accountable on environmental issues, we are confident that Julie will take the charge and lead our organization to even greater heights.