State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his nomination of Nancy G. Groenwegen to the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government. Groenwegen previously served as counsel to the Comptroller from 2010 to 2019.
“Nancy is well known for her integrity and independence,” DiNapoli said. “New York is facing challenging times and needs an ethics commission that is committed to openness and accountability. Nancy’s character, knowledge and depth of experience will help New York meet those challenges and enhance the public’s faith in government.”
Groenwegen has extensive experience in state government. Prior to joining the State Comptroller’s office, Groenwegen served as the commissioner and president of the New York Civil Service Commission and as an assistant attorney general in the New York State Department of Law. She held a variety of positions in Governor Mario M. Cuomo’s administration, including as an assistant counsel to Governor Mario Cuomo, assistant counsel in the Governor's Office of Employee Relations and deputy commissioner and chief counsel in the Departments of Civil Service and Labor.
She currently acts as a certified ombudsman for the New York State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, helping nursing home residents understand their rights.
Groenwegen graduated from the Boston University School of Law and the State University of New York at Albany.
The public has seven days to comment on the nominee. She will then be presented to the Independent Review Commission of New York’s law school deans for review and approval or denial to serve on the Commission.
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