On Friday, Gov. Cuomo announced the nomination of Basil Seggos to serve as Commissioner for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Seggos joined the administration in 2012; he has served as the Deputy Secretary for the Environment since 2013.

Gov. Cuomo said:

“Basil is an exceptional public servant, a strong advocate for the environment, and is dedicated to serving the public both as a member of my administration and as a member of the U.S. military. I am proud to nominate him as Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner, where he will continue to advance the agency’s critically important mission of protecting New York’s natural beauty and resources.”

The position requires Senate confirmation.