Mayor Bowser Names Tommy Wells Director of DC Department of the Environment

Mayor Muriel Bowser continued to name her administration by announcing the appointment of outgoing City Council member Tommy Wells as the next Director of the District Department of the Environment (DDOE). Wells will oversee a team tasked with establishing policies to protect the environment, promote sustainability and conserve natural resources in the District of Columbia.

Currently, Wells serves as Ward 6 Council member, a position he has held since 2006. He is recognized across the District for his efforts to create a livable and walkable city for all. During his tenure, Wells championed the development of mass transit in the District, including supporting the development of streetcar lines, the expansion of the DC Circulator and advocating for the improvements of the District’s bus system. Additionally, Wells drafted landmark legislation to establish a small fee on disposable bags, thereby cleaning up the city’s environment and curbing the waste harming important waterways in the District.

“As Tommy’s friend and colleague, I have witnessed first-hand the passion he has for conservation, clean transportation and creating a more sustainable District,” said Mayor-elect Bowser. “With Tommy’s experience and enthusiasm, we will create new and innovative policies to make the District the most environmentally-friendly city in the nation.”

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Date Posted: 1/14/2015