Melinda Downing currently serves as the Department of Energy’s Environmental Justice Program Manager. She carries out her duties in the Office of Legacy Management (LM). Prior to transferring to LM, Ms. Downing carried out her duties in the Office of Intergovernmental and Public Accountability within the Office of Environmental Management at the Department of Energy Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Downing also represents the Department as a member of the Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice. Ms. Downing has managed and conducted Public Participation and Environmental Justice and tribal training at Department of Energy Headquarters and Field offices across the nation.

Ms. Downing began her assignment in the Office of Environmental Management. She has served on many committees, and has received numerous Awards of Excellence for her work in Public Participation. Ms. Downing has 40 years of Federal Service in various agencies.