Welcome Incoming Commissioner Kathryn Garcia
On March 15, Mayor Bill de Blasio named Kathryn Garcia as the next DSNY Commissioner. Commissioner Garcia comes to DSNY from the Department of Environmental Protection where she was the Chief Operating Officer and oversaw the operations of the Bureaus of Water Supply, Water and Sewer Operations, and Wastewater - supervising a 4,000 employees, a $540 million expense budget, and a $1.9 billion four-year capital budget. Incoming Commissioner Garcia noted she is "committed to strengthening and expanding DSNY's programs to deliver these critical services to every resident and business, in every neighborhood. We'll do it consistently, effectively and equitably, and we will seek out every opportunity to do it better and more sustainably." Her first day is April 1.