|New York Commissioner of Environmental Conservation|
|2011 - Present|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed||January 4, 2011|
|Appointed by||Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D)|
|Master's||State University of New York|
An April 2013 list of the 100 most powerful players in Albany by the newspaper City and State ranked Martens as number 66.
Martens served as president of the Open Space Institute from 1998 to 2010. In this role he was responsible for directing and overseeing land acquisition, sustainable development, historic preservation and farmland protection. Prior to that he served as Deputy Secretary for Energy and the Environment under Gov. Mario Cuomo from 1992 to 1994, and as Assistant Secretary from 1990 to 1992.
- MS, Resource Management, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University
New York Commissioner of Environmental Conservation (2011-present)
Martens has served as New York Commissioner of Environmental Conservation since March 2011.
Martens was nominated as New York Commissioner of Environmental Conservation by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on January 4, 2011. Cuomo stated, "Joe's lifelong experience of fighting to protect and preserve our environment will bring the highest level of stewardship to our state's beautiful natural resources. Joe knows how to strike the critical balance between defending our natural resources from pollution and destruction while at the same time fostering a climate of economic renewal and growth. His experience and record as a competent and productive manager will breathe life into this vital agency."
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