Jennifer Carr named Administrator of NDEP

The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (NDCNR) is excited to announce that Jennifer Carr, P.E., has been appointed by NDCNR Director James Settelmeyer to serve as Administrator of the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP), effective today. Carr was appointed following previous NDEP Administrator Greg Lovato’s retirement on March 3, 2023. As Administrator, Carr will play a key role in advancing NDEP’s mission to preserve and enhance Nevada’s natural environment to protect public health, sustain healthy ecosystems, and contribute to a vibrant economy. 

Carr has been with NDEP since 1996, and has been serving as Deputy Administrator since 2015. In this critical role, her responsibilities have included overseeing Nevada’s water quality programs, including the Bureau of Safe Drinking Water, Bureau of Water Pollution Control, Bureau of Water Quality Planning, and Bureau of Administrative Services/Office of Financial Assistance. Additionally, her esteemed career with NDEP encompasses multiple functions and program areas, including serving as Bureau Chief for Safe Drinking Water, Bureau Chief for Air Quality Planning, and many years working and supervising within the Bureaus of Water Pollution Control and Corrective Actions. She is a Nevada Registered Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering, Nevada Certified Public Manager, and Nevada Certified Environmental Manager. She also holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Montana State University, and an A.A.S. in Architecture and Building Engineering Technology from Vermont Technical College. 

“I’m pleased to appoint Jennifer Carr to lead one of Nevada’s most critical State agencies,” said NDCNR Director James Settelmeyer. “Her breadth of knowledge, expertise, and talents make her uniquely qualified to serve as NDEP’s Administrator and help lead the way to a healthy, vibrant future for Nevada. I look forward to working closely with her to put forward smart, sensible, balanced environmental solutions and strategies in the days, months, and years ahead.” 

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