Joseph P. Gill Biography

Joseph P. Gill became Director of the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment (DoE) in May 2019 after serving as Acting Director for four months and Deputy Director for the previous five years.  Gill has nearly 25 years of experience as an environmental leader, manager, and attorney.  He chairs the Prince George’s County Climate Action Commission, the Anacostia Watershed Steering Committee, and the Policy Board for the Patuxent Reservoirs Watershed Protection Group.  Gill is a member of the Chesapeake Bay Local Leadership Workgroup, an alternate Director on the D.C. Water Board, and former Chair of the Environmental Justice Commission (2019-20) established by the Maryland General Assembly. 

Gill served as Secretary (2013 – 2015) and Deputy Secretary (2010 – 13) of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR).   He chaired the Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay, represented the Governor on President Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, served on the Maryland Climate Change Commission, and co-chaired the Maryland Partnership for Children in Nature with the Maryland Superintendent of State Schools.

Before joining DNR, Gill served in various capacities in the Maryland Office of the Attorney General including sixteen years as principal counsel managing a team of public lawyers. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University Law Center, a husband, and father of two grown daughters.

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