- Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Media Contact for Kathleen Baskin Appointed Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Water Resources at MassDEP
Joseph Ferson, Public Affairs Office
BOSTON — Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Commissioner Martin Suuberg today announced the appointment of Kathleen Baskin to serve as Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Water Resources at MassDEP.
“Kathy has dedicated her career to water resource protection, and has an impressive record of success in the public, private and non-profit sectors,” said Commissioner Suuberg. “She has a well-earned reputation as a collaborative and thoughtful leader, and has played a key role in many successful initiatives.”
Ms. Baskin previously worked as Director of Water Policy for the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, where she served for 11 years until 2016. She has also worked on water resource issues as an advocate for the Charles River Watershed Association and as a consultant, most recently for Weston & Sampson. Her public service also includes past membership on her local conservation commission.
“I am excited to return to state government and serve alongside the dedicated MassDEP staff, under the direction of Commissioner Suuberg,” said Baskin. “I am also looking forward to partnering with MassDEP’s varied stakeholders to ensure public health and to protect the Commonwealth’s water resources.”
Baskin completed her undergraduate education at Tufts University, where she also received a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering. In addition, she holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.