DC Green Bank

Tommy Wells

Tommy Wells currently serves as the Director of the DC Department of Energy & Environment. A dedicated District public servant, Tommy previously served the District as Ward 6 Councilmember for 14 years, as an ANC Commissioner and a member of the Board of Education. During his tenure on the DC Council, he served as Chair of the Committee on Transportation and the Environment and led major initiatives in support of building a livable and walkable city for all. Tommy has championed the next generation of public transit–including streetcar lines, expansion of the DC Circulator, and improvements in overall bus service. An active advocate since his earlier years, Tommy spurred and led a successful class-action lawsuit, LaShawn v. Barry, to address the city’s failure to protect children in its care. In 1991, he took the helm of the DC Consortium for Child Welfare, and later established a groundbreaking program to match foster families with children affected by HIV/AIDS and led the drive to create the DC Family Court. Tommy earned his J.D. from Catholic University and an M.S.W. from the University of Minnesota.
During FY2020, Tommy served as Board Vice Chair of DC Green Bank, and Nicole Rentz now serves as Vice Chair beginning in FY2021 as his designee.