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LADWP Adds former Obama Staffer PDF Print E-mail
Written by San Fernando Valley Sun   
Thursday, 03 July 2014 02:58

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The former head of the White House Council on Environmental Quality was hired by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to lead the utility’s sustainability and economic development initiatives, officials announced.

Nancy Sutley began her new job Wednesday, July 2.

The appointment marks a return to Los Angeles City Hall for Sutley, who was as a deputy mayor for energy and environment in Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s administration.

Sutley, credited with crafting President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, is expected to work with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s chief sustainability officer, Matt Petersen, to help the city run greener and leaner.

In addition to her White House post, which started in 2009 and ended in February, Sutley served on the boards of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the California State Water Resources Control. She was an energy adviser to Gov. Gray Davis and a deputy secretary in the state Environmental Protection Agency.

Sutley’s “background will be invaluable to LADWP as we continue the transition to a clean energy future, transform our local power grid, and reduce our reliance on imported water through aggressive expansion of our local water supplies and further conservation,” DWP General Manager Marcie Edwards said.