Director of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Resigns

Director Richard Whitman resigned from DEQ on September 20, 2022, with an effective date of September 21. He had announced in June that he would be retiring at the end of the year and the search for a new director had already begun. Deputy Director Leah Feldon will serve as acting director until the Environmental Quality Council officially appoints and acting director at its meeting on September 23. Whitman has served as DEQ director since February 2017.