DES Commissioner's Office

What We Do

The Commissioner's Office is responsible for the overall direction and management of the Department of Environmental Services.

Contact Us

Office of the Commissioner
City Hall
30 Church Street, Room 300B
Rochester, NY 14614
(585) 428-6855
Email the Commissioner  

Bureau Organization

The Administrative Division is responsible for:

  • Policy development, human resource and fiscal administration, budget development and oversight 
  • Performance management, strategic planning, program management of large IT-related projects
  • DES website development and social media
  • Community relations 

The Division of Environmental Quality is responsible for environmental compliance and pollution prevention programs, brownfield investigation, cleanup and redevelopment, Port of Rochester redevelopment, and environmental planning services including brownfield area-wide planning, energy management and climate action planning, regional sustainability planning and harbor management planning.