Debra Shore (via Facebook) President Joe Biden appointed former LGBTQ Victory Institute board chair Debra Shore to be the next Region Five Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency.
She will represent six states in the Midwest and the lands of 35 federally recognized tribes. Shore is currently an elected commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.
She is the latest high-level LGBTQ appointee in the Biden administration, which reports that 14 percent of its appointees identify as LGBTQ. “Debra’s knowledge and experience on water infrastructure issues, the impacts of climate change, and the protection of the Great Lakes will help her lead Region 5,” EPA Administrator Michael S.