2019 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference Plenary Session Conversation


Getting Land Conservation Into the Room Where it Happens


CT DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes



Remarks by CT DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes


Lamont-Bysiewicz Transition Team Working Group Environment Committee

Presentation of Land Conservation Policy Goals

Eric Hammerling, Connecticut Forest & Park Association

David Sutherland, The Nature Conservancy


Question & Answer


Governor Lamont made it clear in his inaugural address that as a fan of Hamilton he is glad to now be in the “room where it happens” and that he would not be “throwing away his shot.” The Governor’s outlook offers a fresh opportunity to discuss your and CLCC’s vision for accelerating the pace of land conservation in Connecticut over the next four years. Bring your questions and ideas to this interactive conversation about getting land conservation into the room where it happens.

About Commissioner Katie Dykes

Katie Dykes was nominated by Governor Ned Lamont in December 2018. Commissioner Dykes most recently served as Chair of Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA). As PURA Chair, Commissioner Dykes played an active role in helping to achieve the goal of Connecticut’s energy agenda to bring cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable energy to the state’s families and businesses. She previously served as Deputy Commissioner for Energy at DEEP from 2012 through 2016.  Commissioner Dykes served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc. (RGGI) from 2014 to 2017. Prior to joining DEEP, Commissioner Dykes served as Deputy General Counsel for the White House Council on Environmental Quality and as a Legal Advisor to the General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Energy under President Obama. She is a graduate of Yale College and the Yale Law School.


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