Nancy Sutley was the Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). In her role as Chair, she served 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.
Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley visits her hometown of New York City to learn how all five boroughs are getting involved in efforts to increase energy efficiency and build a greener city.
CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley traveled to the Florida Everglades to participate in the groundbreaking of an important wetlands preservation project and to emphasize the Administration's commitment to protecting this unique ecosystem.
The Ocean Policy Task Force has released its Interim Framework for Effective Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning. The public is encouraged to review and comment on the framework.
CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley reports on a new guidance from the EPA that encourages innovative approaches to reducing stormwater runoff from Federal buildings.
CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley reports on her recent visit to Cornell University where she participated in a conference discussing new initiatives to advance global sustainability through entrepreneurship and took a tour of the Cornell Fuel Cell Institute and the Energy Materials Center.
Nancy Sutley, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality, reports on the Ocean Policy Task Force's recent public meeting in New Orleans and its efforts to learn more about disappearing wetlands and how they affect the Gulf Coast's ability to defend itself against hurricanes.
The Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality travels to Wisconsin to see how a farm and cheese factory are able to power their operations and nearby homes with sustainable technology.