The Hon. Tommy Wells, Two-term Director of the Department of Energy and Environment, Joins Anacostia Riverkeeper Board

Anacostia Riverkeeper

Anacostia Riverkeeper

Anacostia Riverkeeper is honored to announce that Tommy Wells, a dedicated advocate for environmental conservation and community engagement, has joined our board. With his wealth of experience and demonstrated commitment to improving urban waterways, Wells has been instrumental in protecting and restoring the Anacostia River watershed.

Former Maryland Governor and longtime Anacostia Riverkeeper board member Parris N. Glendening expressed his enthusiasm for Wells joining Anacostia Riverkeeper, stating, “Tommy’s dedication to environmental stewardship is unmatched. His strategic vision and collaborative spirit will undoubtedly continue to drive positive change for the Anacostia River and its surrounding communities.”

Upon becoming a board member, Wells stated, “I have long admired the impactful work of Anacostia Riverkeeper and its partnership with the District government. It is with immense pride that I accept the invitation to join the board. This organization affords a unique opportunity for me to keep rallying support and resources to restore the Anacostia River.”

Wells has a well-known, proven track record of environmental leadership. As the Director of the District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) in Washington, D.C., he spearheaded initiatives to enhance sustainability, reduce carbon emissions, combat the effects of climate change, and promote equitable access to the Anacostia River. His commitment to environmental justice and innovative conservation approaches makes him an invaluable addition to the Anacostia Riverkeeper team.

In addition to his role at DOEE, Wells, a long time Capitol Hill resident, is a former Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, school board member, and two-term Councilmember representing Ward 6.

We welcome Tommy Wells to Anacostia Riverkeeper and look forward to working together to continue to protect and revitalize one of our region’s most precious natural resources — the Anacostia River.