Governor Abbott Appoints Niermann To Texas Commission On Environmental Quality

September 10, 2015 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jon Niermann of Austin to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for a term to expire August 31, 2021. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality protects the state's public health and natural resources consistent with sustainable economic development.

Jon Niermann is chief of the Environmental Protection Division in the Texas Attorney General’s Office. Previously, he was an attorney at Baker Botts, L.L.P., where he was recognized with the Judge Thomas Gibbs Gee Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service and the Judge Suzanne Covington Pro Bono Service Award. Niermann received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master of Business Administration and a Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon.