Emily Lloyd, Commissioner
Emily Lloyd was appointed to be the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on February 18, 2014. A Brooklyn resident of 25 years, Lloyd brings deep management experience and a commitment to protecting New York City’s natural resources to the post. With a proven track record of working with local communities to achieve successful results, she served as Administrator of Prospect Park and President of the Prospect Park Alliance, a dual public/nonprofit role, since 2011.
Lloyd has already served as the commissioner at DEP from 2005 to 2009 where she played an instrumental role in securing the long-term stability of the city’s infrastructure, oversaw major progress on the Third Water Tunnel, and helped modernize DEP’s customer service bureau. Under Lloyd’s leadership, the federal government recognized DEP for its watershed protection programs, earning New York City the status as one of only five cities in the country where the majority of its water supply does not require filtration—saving the city billions of dollars.
Lloyd also served as commissioner at the Department of Sanitation from 1992 to 1994 during the Dinkins administration. In addition, she has also worked as the Chief Operating Officer of Trinity Real Estate; Executive Vice President for Government and Community Affairs and for Administration at Columbia University; and Director of Business Development at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Lloyd received her B.A. from Wellesley College, a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and was a Loeb Fellow in Environmental Students and Urban Design at Harvard University.