Linda Garczynski has been an employee of the Federal government for over 27 years. She has extensive experience in the Superfund program working in a wide variety of the program's areas since 1982 (e.g., removal, remedial, policy, contracts and State programs). She has authored several major policy documents including the OSWER Environmental Justice strategy, the Superfund Long-term Contracting Strategy, and the 1985 National Contingency Plan. Currently, she serves as Director of the OSWER Office of Brownfields Cleanup and Redevelopment. In 2000, EPA's Brownfields Office was awarded the Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government Award for Innovations in Government. This was the first time the EPA had ever received this award. The reuse and redevelopment of contaminated property remain her primary goal. Linda has headed the national effort to implement the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act signed by President Bush in January 2002. She is also responsible for leading the Federal Brownfields National Partnership, announced by the EPA Administrator in November of 2002. This partnership is comprised of 23 Federal agencies focusing on the revitalization of communities affected by brownfields.
Linda has also worked in EPA's Pesticides and Public Affairs programs and for the Social Security Administration. She has served in the Federal government's LEGIS fellows program as the environmental legislative assistant to a senator. Linda is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.