Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Secretary for Water Programs Dana Aunkst Monday announced Nicki Kasi will lead DEP’s new Chesapeake Bay Office, part of the Bay Program reboot announced January 21.
Kasi began her career at DEP 26 years ago with a short stint in the Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation, but quickly moved into the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort as a hydrogeologist in the former Bureau of Land and Water Conservation.
She was the first staff person assigned to the Chesapeake Bay Model, while also doing watershed assessments in the agricultural sector under section 319 of the Clean Water Act.
Since 1997, Kasi has worked as a Program Manager in DEP’s Bureau of Clean Water, and its predecessors, where she has demonstrated versatility by managing and directing the development of our operator certification program and our efforts in water infrastructure financing and technical assistance.
Kasi is a trained facilitator, which will be very valuable in her new role, which begins officially on March 12.For more information on the program, visit DEP’s Chesapeake Bay Office webpage.