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Delaware River Basin Commission director to step down in December


Delaware River Basin Commission Executive Director Steve Tambini will retire Dec. 1 after 10 years in the role.

Tambini made the announcement at this month’s quarterly business meeting.

“Leading and furthering the DRBC’s worthy mission of managing, protecting and improving the shared water resources of the Delaware River Basin has been the highlight of my 42-year career in water resources,” said Tambini, in a statement.

He’s the commission’s fourth executive director since its founding in 1961.

“Under Steve Tambini’s impeccable leadership, the DRBC has significantly advanced water science and policy,” said New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. “From helping to address and combat the effects of climate change, improving water quality, and ultimately expanding water security for over 14 million people, Steve has left an undeniable impact on our state.”

The next executive director will be appointed by the full membership of the commission, which is composed of the governors of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York, plus the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ North Atlantic Division.

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