Nancy Sutley is the Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). In her role as Chair, she serves as the principal environmental policy adviser to the President.
Prior to her appointment, Sutley was the Deputy Mayor for Energy and Environment for the city of Los Angeles, California. She represented Los Angeles on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and served on the California State Water Resources Control Board from 2003- 2005. Sutley also worked for California Governor Gray Davis as Energy Advisor, managing state and federal regulations, legislative affairs, finances and press relations.
She served as Deputy Secretary for policy and intergovernmental relations in the California EPA from 1999-2003. She advised on water and air pollution policy, and established budget and legislative priorities. During the administration of President William J. Clinton, Sutley worked for the EPA as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Regional Administrator in San Francisco and special assistant to the Administrator in Washington, D.C.
Sutley received her Bachelors degree from Cornell University and her Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University.
Nancy Sutley's Posts
- October 5, 2010 at 11:48 AM EDT
At the first annual GreenGov Symposium today, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley announced plans to install solar panels on the roof of the White House Residence.
- September 29, 2010 at 7:25 PM EDT
White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley travels to Milwaukee to tour restoration work underway and announce a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant.
- September 28, 2010 at 7:28 PM EDT
White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson celebrated National Public Land Day by joining D.C. volunteers to help preserve the Aquatic Gardens at Kenilworth Park.
- September 24, 2010 at 4:20 PM EDT
The National Ocean Council (NOC) works to build a governance structure that will support the Council as it works to ensure the stewardship of our oceans, coasts and Great Lakes.
- September 22, 2010 at 6:40 PM EDT
Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson host a meeting to reconvene the Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice.
- September 16, 2010 at 5:06 PM EDT
Last week, Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, traveled to California for meetings and events focused on the new National Ocean Policy and the California Bay Delta.
- September 10, 2010 at 10:11 AM EDT
Federal agencies released Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans that outline how they will achieve the enviornmental, energy and economic goals called for in the President's Executive Order on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance.
- August 25, 2010 at 7:07 PM EDT
The Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality traveled to Louisiana to view relief work following the Deepwater oil spill and discuss long-term Gulf Coast restoration and recovery.
- July 30, 2010 at 10:38 AM EDT
White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley discusses environmental justice issues at a NEJAC public meeting.
- July 12, 2010 at 7:20 PM EDT
Last week, Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, joined other senior Administration officials in locations across California to hear Californians ideas for the America's Great Outdoors Initiative.