Co-Chair Executive Steering Committee, Commissioner Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Katie Scharf Dykes is the Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). Commissioner Dykes was appointed by Governor Ned Lamont in January 2019.
DEEP is the state agency charged with conserving, improving and protecting the state’s natural resources and environment, providing first-rate outdoor recreation opportunities, and bringing cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable energy to Connecticut’s residents and businesses. DEEP is focused on integrating energy and environmental policies and helping Connecticut to build a sustainable and prosperous 21st-century economy.
Katie joined CT DEEP in March 2012, after prior service as Deputy General Counsel for the White House Council on Environmental Quality and as a Legal Advisor to the General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Energy. She is a graduate of Yale College and the Yale Law School.