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Texas Senate Confirms Commissioner Emily Lindley

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019
ContactMarty Otero
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Commissioner Emily LindleyToday, the Texas Senate unanimously confirmed the appointment of Emily Lindley to serve as a commissioner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Commissioner Lindley has been serving in that capacity since her appointment by Governor Greg Abbott on Aug. 20, 2018.

Lindley most recently served as the chief of staff for the Environmental Protection Agency, Region Six office in Dallas. As chief of staff she served as an advisor to Regional Administrator Anne Isdal, who oversees Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 tribal nations.

Prior to serving at EPA she worked for more than ten years at the TCEQ, most recently as the special assistant to Deputy Executive Director Stephanie Bergeron Perdue. While at the agency she also worked as a special assistant to the deputy director in the Office of Water where she learned about water permitting, water quality planning, and water supply-related functions, including utilities and districts for the state of Texas. Lindley also 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 capacity she assisted Texans in understanding the public participation process and answered questions regarding permitting issues.

"I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to serve the state of Texas as a commissioner of the TCEQ, and am honored by Governor Abbott’s appointment and the Senate’s confirmation. I look forward to collaboratively working with agency staff and relevant stakeholders to further the mission of this agency," says Lindley.

She is a member of the Austin Women’s Symphony League and the Baylor Women’s League of Austin and currently drives for Meals on Wheels. Lindley is a graduate of 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.