Kim Cipriano serves as Chief of Staff at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). With 6,000 employees, DEP is the largest combined water and wastewater utility in the United States and is responsible for delivering one billion gallons of clean drinking water to more than nine million New Yorkers and treating an average of 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater every day.
As Chief of Staff, Kim has been driving DEP’s strategic initiatives to ensure the long-term capability of the city’s water and wastewater systems to meet future needs. Recently, Kim co-lead DEP’s strategic planning effort, culminating in the publication of a new five-year Strategic Plan. In her capacity as Chief of Staff, Kim works closely with senior officials across the city to deliver the programmatic objectives of LeadFreeNYC and OneNYC and manages cross-functional teams within DEP to improve our performance and responsiveness to very diverse communities.
Kim has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from New York University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies and Anthropology from the Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York.