About the Regional Administrator for EPA's Region 2 Office in New York
Peter D. Lopez
Pete Lopez serves as the Regional Administrator for EPA Region 2. His responsibilities include overseeing the states of New York and New Jersey, Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, and eight tribal nations.
Prior to joining EPA Region 2, Mr. Lopez served as a Member of the New York State (NYS) Assembly, where he served for over 10 years and 6 terms. During this time, Mr. Lopez successfully addressed flood recovery issues; helped create jobs; and both supported and advocated for children, families, teachers, schools, businesses, family farms and more.
Prior to his term as Assemblyman, Mr. Lopez served with the NYS Senate and was elected as a Village Trustee. While pursuing his Master’s, Pete continued his full-time work with the NYS Legislature as the Associate Director of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Assistant Director of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, District Office Director, and Executive Assistant. Simultaneously, Pete was elected to additional local offices including Town Councilman and Town Supervisor/County Legislator. During this period, Pete was appointed to the New York Statewide Transportation Advisory Committee and the Association of Towns' Statewide Legislative Advisory Committee. After 21 years of service to the State Legislature and 12 years as a local official, Pete was elected as the County Clerk prior to becoming a NYS Assemblyman.
Pete graduated with honors from Schoharie Central School District, State University of New York (SUNY) Cobleskill, and SUNY Albany. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Affairs with a concentration in Environmental Studies and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.