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Fenty Names New DDOE Interim Director

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

MEDIA CONTACT:  Jack Pfeiffer (202) 727-1751

WASHINGTON, DC—Mayor Adrian M. Fenty today announced Keith A. Anderson as interim director of the District of Columbia Department of the Environment (DDOE). Anderson has served the District government for eight years, and has carried out a number of leadership roles at DDOE.

“Keith Anderson exemplifies great leadership and commitment to the District of Columbia, “said Mayor Fenty. He has a proven track record in public service and I’m confident that under his watch, DDOE will continue to rapidly improve and expand its services,

As interim director Anderson will support the District’s mission ensuring the District is transformed into one of the world’s most sustainable cities while improving the quality of life for residents by making informed environmental choices and carrying out the Mayor’s Green DC Agenda.

"I’m excited about this new opportunity to continue to serve the residents of the District of Columbia,” said Anderson. “The Department of the Environment has been aggressively carrying out the Mayor’s Green DC Agenda setting an example for cities across the country and around the world. I look forward to working with communities to build on the successes."

Keith A. Anderson

Anderson most recently served as the director of DDOE’s Energy Office. In that position, he successfully managed several energy programs, including building weatherization, increasing the renewable energy generating capacity, providing energy efficiency and conservation education, establishing the Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) and providing direct assistance to low-income residents. With the Stimulus dollars received as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Mr. Anderson directed the planning and provision of on the job training for staff members to help create and retain green collar jobs in the District of Columbia.

In addition, he’s served as the chief of the agency’s Energy Affordability Division (EAD).  In that capacity, Anderson assisted  low-income District’s residents with managing the rising costs of home energy including gas, electricity, oil, coal, wood or propane. Under his leadership the EAD served approximately 25,000 households within the District in FY 2007.

Prior to serving as Chief of the EAD, Anderson served as deputy chief  and enhanced customer services through intensive staff training initiatives, incorporating better business practices within the division.

Before joing DDOE,  Anderson served as a senior budget analyst for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Government Services Cluster. In this position, he managed a wide range of grants to ensure compliance with federal regulations, participated in negotiations for grant approvals, and ensured implementation of projects including: coordinating, monitoring and processing grant requirements and activities.

Anderson received a bachelor’s degree from Hampton University and is a member of several professional organizations including the SEU Advisory Board; National Energy Assistance Directors Association; National Association of State Energy Officials; Climate, Energy, and Environmental Policy Committee for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and Chairman of the Energy Advisory Committee for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.