Gov-Elect Healey Names Climate Chief

Former CLF staffer Melissa Hoffer to oversee administration climate efforts

The Massachusetts State House

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December 19, 2022 (BOSTON, MA) – Massachusetts Governor-Elect Maura Healey has appointed Melissa Hoffer Climate Chief for the new administration. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.

“With this announcement, it’s clear that Governor-elect Healey is treating the climate crisis with the urgency our future demands,” said CLF President Brad Campbell. “Choosing someone of Melissa’s stature and experience sends a strong signal and she will push the administration to hit the ground running on day one. Massachusetts communities are already feeling the impacts of the climate crisis and now is the time for bold action.”

Melissa worked at CLF from 2007 to 2012, where she oversaw New Hampshire advocacy efforts and the Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice program.

CLF experts are available for further comment.