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Schilling Named New DEC Assistant Regional Director


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos has appointed a new Assistant Regional Director for Region 8, which covers most of the Finger Lakes.

Bernette Schilling has more than 30 years of experience with the DEC, starting as an Environmental Monitor on the Kodak project team and including work in the Division of Air Resources. She later managed the region’s Hazardous Waste Remediation group and most recently served as Regional Engineer.

Schilling represents management on DEC’s Regional Health and Safety Committee, is an active member of the Regional Sustainability Committee, participated in the agency’s Strategic Planning process, helped establish DEC’s Women’s Initiative, and was part of a multidisciplinary team awarded DEC’s Peter A.A. Berle Memorial Award for their work on the Kodak bankruptcy proceedings and transition of Eastman Business Park.

Region 8 includes Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, and Yates counties.

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