Governor and DES Commissioner Nolin Announce Commissioner Nolin Will Retire on Dec. 31

For Immediate Release
August 21, 2006
Contact: Communications Director
Office of the Governor
603-271-2121

Plans to Step Down as Commissioner on Nov. 1st

CONCORD - Gov. John Lynch and Environmental Services Commissioner Mike Nolin announced today that Commissioner Nolin will step down as commissioner on Nov.1 and retire from state service on Dec. 31st.

At Gov. Lynch's request, Commissioner Nolin will use the time between November 1 and December 31 to assist with the transition to a new commissioner and work on special projects.

"It has been a great honor to have led DES over the past three and half years. I will retire proud of accomplishments achieved during that period. My tenure as commissioner represents the highlight of 20 years of service to the public and the environment of New Hampshire," Commissioner Nolin said.

"In the time remaining to me as commissioner, I look forward to completing a number of important environmental initiatives and assisting the Governor with an orderly transition for the benefit of the department, its staff, and environmental stakeholders," Commissioner Nolin said.

"I thank Mike Nolin for his service to New Hampshire state government, and for his willingness to work with the Department to ensure a smooth transition," Gov. Lynch said.