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Emily Lindley

Emily Lindley of Austin was appointed to the TCEQ by Gov. Greg Abbott effective Aug. 20, 2018.

About Emily Lindley

Commissioner Emily Lindley

Lindley most recently served as the chief of staff for the EPA Region 6. As chief of staff, she served as an advisor to the regional administrator who oversees Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 tribal nations. Prior to serving at EPA, she worked for over 10 years at the TCEQ, most recently as the special assistant to the Deputy Executive Director.

While at the TCEQ, Lindley also served as a special assistant to the Office of Water’s Deputy Director who oversees water permitting, water quality planning, and water supply related functions including Utilities and Districts for the state of Texas. Previously, she worked in the TCEQ’s Office of Intergovernmental Relations as a government relations liaison, and in the Office of Public Assistance as a program specialist. In this role, she helped Texans in understanding the public participation process and answered questions about permitting issues.

Lindley was appointed to the Texas Environmental Flows Advisory Group by Gov. Abbott on Sept. 25, 2018. She is a member of the Austin Women’s Symphony League, the Baylor Women’s League of Austin, and is a weekly driver for Meals on Wheels. Lindley received a Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University and completed the Governor’s Executive Development Program at The University of Texas at Austin L.B.J. School of Public Affairs in 2016.