Mark Sylvia, Commissioner

Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources


 Commissioner Sylvia

Mark Sylvia was appointed Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources in 2011, having served previously as the first Director of DOER's Green Communities Division. Sylvia was the Plymouth Town Manager prior to joining DOER. He chairs the Energy Efficiency Advisory Council and represents Massachusetts on the Boards of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Inc.; National Association of State Energy Officials, Northeast Region; and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

Commissioner Sylvia and his team are implementing nation leading energy policies and programs that are delivering economic and environmental benefits for Massachusetts families and businesses. 123 cities and towns, representing 48% of the state’s population, have been designated as Green Communities. Solar installations have surpassed the Governor’s 2017 goal four years early, with solar electric systems installed in nearly every one of the Commonwealth’s 351 municipalities, at homes, businesses, and government buildings. And the investments and results in energy efficiency have earned Massachusetts the distinction of being the #1 state for energy efficiency for the last three years, according to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.

Sylvia earned his B.A. and M.P.A. from The American University and lives with his family in Fairhaven.

This information is provided by the Department of Energy Resources.