The DEQ Director's Office carries out the department's mission and statutory responsibilities by administering, managing, planning and evaluating total agency performance.
Tom Livers was appointed as Director of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality by Governor Steve Bullock in November of 2014. He served 12 years as the Deputy Director of DEQ. Prior to that, Livers worked as Bureau Chief for the Technical and Financial Assistance Bureau at DEQ and the Conservation and Renewable Energy Bureau at the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. Livers graduated, with honors, from the University of Montana in 1973. He lives in Helena with his wife, Ellen. They have two grown children and a granddaughter.
The director oversees the development of appropriate policies and procedures throughout all organizational units of the agency and makes sure the structure supports optimum efficiency, consistency and capability for planning, consultation and decision-making.
The Director's Office includes the director's staff and a centralized Legal Services Unit. The Financial Services Office is housed under the Centralized Services Division and is an extension of the director's responsibility and ability to provide budgeting, accounting, procurement, and contract management.
The DEQ Enforcement Program is also within the Director's Office. Please consult the Left-Hand Navigation for more information and staff contacts for Enforcement.
Please visit the Director's Office Contacts page to find a Director's Office contact.