Pinar BalciAssistant Commissioner
NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Pinar Balci is the Assistant Commissioner of the Environmental Planning and Analysis at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection. She manages many of DEP’s sustainability initiatives, including the NYC Green Infrastructure Program, City-wide MS4 Stormwater Management Program, Demand Management Program, Climate Resiliency and Wetland Restoration. She provides technical and policy support to DEP’s CSO Long Term Control Plans and oversees Environmental Impacts Assessments of DEP’s capital program. She also leads efforts related to protection of Jamaica Bay and planning for new growth stimulated by rezoning throughout the City. Prior to joining NYC DEP, Pinar held multiple management positions at the South Florida Water Management District, where she was responsible for planning and providing policy, permitting oversight to an array of Everglades Restoration and Capital Projects.
Dr. Balci has published multiple manuscripts regarding ecosystem restoration and water resource planning in journals and provided peer reviews of manuscripts on behalf of professional journals.