Deputy Mayor for Energy and Environment

City of Los Angeles


Ms. Sutley currently serves as the Deputy Mayor for Energy and Environment for the City of Los Angeles, and is also Mayor Villaraigosa’s appointment to the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.  From 2003 to 2005, Ms. Sutley served on the California State Water Resources Control Board where she was confirmed by the California State Senate in 2003. The five-member, full-time board is responsible for protecting water quality and resources throughout California. 


Ms. Sutley also served as Governor Gray Davis’ Energy Advisor where she managed state and federal regulatory, legislative, financial and press matters, and served as the Deputy Secretary for Policy and Intergovernmental Relations within the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) from 1999-2003.  During President Clinton’s administration, Ms. Sutley was a Senior Policy Advisor to the Regional Administrator for EPA, Region 9 in San Francisco and a Special Assistant to the Administrator at the Federal EPA in Washington, DC.


Ms. Sutley received her Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and an undergraduate degree from Cornell University.