Governor Janet Mills announced Friday she has nominated Melanie Loyzim to serve as Commissioner of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Loyzim has served as Acting Commissioner of the DEP since August 14, 2020 and has worked in various roles within the Department since 2006.
Loyzim has been with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection since 2006, and has served in a variety of roles including underground tank inspector, air toxics and emissions inventory program manager, director of Bureau of Air Quality and the Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management and most recently as acting commissioner. Prior to her tenure at Maine DEP, she worked for Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment in their emissions inventory program and as a rule writer. She also has experience as an Environmental, Health and Safety Consultant, a Site Health and Safety Officer, and 40-hour HAZWOPER trainer. Loyzim graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Economics and with a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Colorado. Loyzim lives in Manchester, Maine.