From the Morning Memo:

Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos is set to leave Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration, he confirmed on Tuesday.

“This has been the best job, at the best agency, with the best colleagues, working for the best governor in the country,” Seggos posted to Twitter. “I’m proud of all we have accomplished and will be working hard into 2019 on the Gov’s vision. No letting up!”

Seggos had previously worked as a top environmental advisor to Cuomo as a deputy secretary in his office. Seggos also serves as a reservist in the U.S. Army.

His tenure was praised by environmental groups.

“All New Yorkers owe a huge debt to Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos for his faithful service to the governor and the state as the leader of the state’s environmental and conservation efforts,” said William Janeway, the executive director of the Adirondack Council.

“Seggos faithfully and effectively advances Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s agenda, including preservation of more Adirondack Wilderness and support for more vibrant towns. The Adirondack Council extends its appreciation and gratitude to Commissioner Seggos.”