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TCEQ Executive Director Richard A. Hyde to Retire

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Executive Director Richard A. Hyde, P.E., announced today he’ll retire. 

The TCEQ commissioners will work to find a replacement. Richard will step down at the end of March but will stay through April to ease the transition.

 “It has been a privilege to work for the people of this great state, but now it’s time for myself and my family to begin the next chapter in our lives,” Richard said in a press release. “I’m thankful to have worked with so many dedicated employees at the TCEQ. TCEQ’s employees work hard every day to protect the environment using good science and common sense.”

Richard has served as TCEQ executive director since January 2014. Read our previous blog post about his appointment.

“With all the demands of running a large state agency, Richard has remained laser-focused on protecting public health and the environment,” TCEQ Commissioner Jon Niermann said in a press release. “He has approached this mission with excellent judgment and superb leadership. Texans have been fortunate to have a public servant of Richard’s caliber.”

Read the full press release here.

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