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December 20, 2021

Chairwomen Johnson and Sherrill Congratulate NWS Director Louis Uccellini on Retirement

(Washington, DC) – On January 1, 2022, Dr. Louis W. Uccellini, the Assistant Administrator for Weather Services and Director of the National Weather Service (NWS) at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will retire after over 40 years in public service. Dr. Uccellini has been at NWS for the past three decades and has served as its Director for the past nine years.  
“I’d like to extend my best wishes to Dr. Uccellini on his retirement,” said Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX). “Dr. Uccellini will leave an undeniable legacy on the science and weather community that includes not only more accurate weather forecasts, but better communication of those forecasts to all communities across our nation. Dr. Uccellini’s accomplishments at NWS are numerous and include building the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, establishing the Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador program, and restructuring the Weather Service for a 21st century world.  His dedicated service, and commitment to scientific integrity, has been a tremendous asset not only to NOAA and the Weather Service, but to all Americans. We are incredibly grateful to Dr. Uccellini for his distinguished record of public service, and I wish him the very best in his retirement.”
“Dr. Uccellini has been serving our country selflessly for 43 years. Both a public servant and a globally-renowned expert, he has been an incredible asset to the National Weather Service and in turn, our nation’s environmental work,” said Environment Subcommittee Chairwoman Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ). “As Chairwoman of the Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Environment, I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Uccellini on several occasions. His depth of knowledge and dedication to protecting our environment will be sorely missed. I wish him a happy and healthy retirement.”