Donald Zelazny Appointed New DEC Great Lakes Coordinator

Donald Zelazny Appointed New DEC Great Lakes Coordinator

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner John P. Cahill announced that Donald Zelazny has been appointed as the agency’s new Great Lakes Programs Coordinator.

In his new post, Zelazny serves as DEC’s primary contact for Great Lakes activities and planning initiatives, coordinating inter-agency and intra-agency activities involving natural resource and environmental quality programs as they affect the Great Lakes basin. Working out of DEC’s regional office in Buffalo, Zelazny is responsible for administering the New York State Great Lakes Protection Fund research grant award process, overseeing ongoing development and implementation of the Lake Erie and Lake Ontario Lakewide Management Plans and the Niagara River Toxics Management Plan, and representing DEC on several basin-wide Great Lakes committees, councils and commissions. He also serves as the DEC liaison to the New York State Great Lakes Basin Advisory Council and the New York State Coalition of Great Lakes Legislators.

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