“Lynn has demonstrated throughout her career that she is a problem solver and that she knows this region thoroughly,” Krancer said. “Her work with a multitude of stakeholders over the years on a variety of matters, paired with her technical experience and people skills, make her uniquely qualified for this position. I am very excited to have her at the helm of our South-central regional office.”
Langer joined what was then called the Department of Environmental Resources in 1983. Her career has involved working to prevent pollution from mining activities as a biologist; drafting regulation and technical guidance as a policy specialist; assisting in launching the first round of Growing Greener grants; working on developing the state’s first nutrient management regulations; and chairing a workgroup of state, local and federal stakeholders to develop one of the state’s water protection programs. In her nearly 28 years in public service, Langer has also served as chief of DEP’s watershed protection section.
Langer earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental biology from Juniata College and a master’s degree in biology from Bucknell University.
The director of DEP’s Southcentral regional office is based in Harrisburg and manages the Waste Management, Air Quality, Environmental Cleanup and Brownfields, Clean Water, Safe Drinking Water, Waterways and Wetlands, Radiation Protection and Emergency Response programs for Adams, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, and York counties.