|Assistant Secretary of the Army|
August 7, 2009 – January 20, 2017
|Preceded by||John Paul Woodley Jr.|
|Succeeded by||R. D. James|
Jo-Ellen Darcy is an American government official, most recently serving as the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) from August 11, 2009 to January 20, 2017.
Darcy initially worked as an elementary school teacher before working for the United States House Committee on Financial Services' Subcommittee on Economic Stabilization.
In the 1980s, she joined the office of Governor of Michigan James Blanchard, serving as assistant to the director of personnel for gubernatorial appointments. She worked on water resources and environmental issues while in the governor's office. In 1987, she received an M.S. in Resource Development from Michigan State University. She then served as executive director of the Michigan Great Lakes and Water Resources Planning Commission.
In 1993, Darcy became a staff member of the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. During her seven years on the EPW Committee staff, she worked on the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Clean Water Act, the committee's oversight of the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Everglades restoration.
On December 4, 2016, during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, Assistant Secretary Darcy announced that the Army would not grant an easement for the pipeline to be drilled under Lake Oahe near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.
- Healy, Jack; Fandos, Nicholas (December 5, 2016). "Protesters Gain Victory in Fight Over Oil Pipeline Near Sioux Reservation: Army Blocks Drilling and Says It Will Seek a New Route". The New York Times. p. A1. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
- U.S. Army (December 4, 2016). "Army will not grant easement for Dakota Access Pipeline crossing". U.S. Army ASA (CW) Press Release. Archived from the original on December 4, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jo-Ellen Darcy.|
- Profile from the Dept. of the Army
- Profile from Decision Makers
- Mark Scheifstein, "Obama nominates Jo-Ellen Darcy to oversee Army Corps of Engineers", The Times-Picayune, April 1, 2009
- Appearances on C-SPAN
John Paul Woodley Jr.
| Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works)
August 9, 2009 – January 20, 2017
R. D. James