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Vincent Sapienza, Acting Commissioner

Vinnie SapienzaSince joining DEP in 1983, Mr. Sapienza has dedicated his career to protecting and improving New York City’s critical water infrastructure. Prior to his current role as Acting Commissioner, Mr. Sapienza served as Deputy Commissioner for DEP’s Bureau of Engineering Design and Construction, where he managed the city’s water and wastewater capital improvement programs, including the construction of the $3.2 billion Croton Water Filtration Plant in the Bronx. He has also served as Deputy Commissioner of DEP’s Bureau of Wastewater Treatment, where he oversaw the collection and treatment of wastewater for New York City and led the effort to create the NYC Wastewater Resiliency Plan. Mr. Sapienza began serving as the Acting Commissioner of DEP on July 1, 2016.

Mr. Sapienza is a New York State Licensed Professional Engineer and holds a B.S. from Columbia University and an MBA from Hofstra University’s School of Business.

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