A visit with the new commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Commissioner Suuberg meeting with Mass Alliance Members

Commissioner Suuberg meeting with Mass Rivers Alliance Members

In between snowstorms, we were busy the first few months of 2015 meeting new staff at the environmental agencies, as well as greeting some familiar faces in new positions. In February, the Alliance hosted a meeting with  MassDEP’s newly appointed Commissioner Martin Suuberg, who gave us an early peek at the Baker administration’s agenda for his agency, and then gamely fielded questions from our organizational members. Commissioner Suuberg, who brings many years of experience at MassDEP to his new position, expressed a desire to find new ways to partner with municipalities to help them achieve compliance with various permit requirements. We appreciated the Commissioner’s visit, and look forward to the next one.