Regional Group Council Representative (Atlantic)

Lynn Adams

Director, Energy and Environmental Policy Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency


As Director, Energy and Environmental Policy, Lynn Adams is responsible for providing strategic advice and solutions to senior management on complex and sensitive energy policy issues, as well as developing cooperative relationships, consulting, negotiating and engagement with senior officials in industry, provincial and federal departments, municipal governments, communities, and institutions.

Lynn manages a team focused on analytical, research, coordination, and advocacy activities whose work informs federal efforts in support of the development of energy projects in the region (upstream and downstream oil and gas, and renewable/clean energy).

Previously Lynn held the roles of: Director General, Policy Advocacy and Coordination; Director, Issues Management; and Director, Policy and Research at ACOA NS, subsequent to experience in policy analysis and community development program delivery. Prior to joining the Agency, Lynn spent seven years in various policy and program delivery roles with the Province of Nova Scotia.

Lynn obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Francis Xavier University, followed by a Master of Public Administration from Dalhousie University, where she was the recipient of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada’s Award for Academic Excellence.

Lynn regularly delivers lectures and discussions on a range of economic development and public administration topics.

Lynn resides in Dartmouth Nova Scotia with her husband and young son where she is involved in a range of volunteer activities.