For Immediate Release
August 02, 2013
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced Nancy L. Girard will join his administration as Commissioner of the Environment Department. Girard will serve under the Mayor’s Environment and Energy Services Cabinet and its Chief, Brian Swett, leading its efforts to protect the City’s built and natural environments and oversee policies and programs on environmental issues affecting Boston including climate action, historic sites, buildings, landscapes, and waterways.
“Nancy will bring a fresh perspective and burst of energy to the Environment Department,” said Mayor Menino. “The City of Boston takes pride in being one of the greenest cities in the country and Nancy will undoubtedly further this legacy.”
Girard brings over 20 years of experience in environmental, energy, municipal and land planning law. Prior to establishing her own practice, Girard was the Director, Vice President and Senior Attorney at the Conservation Law Foundation’s New Hampshire Advocacy Center. She also has experience in the public sector working for the State of New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. Girard received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Amherst College, a Master of Arts in International Studies, Specialization in Natural Resource and Environmental Policy, and her Juris Doctor, both from the University of Denver.