Connecticut Land Conservation Conference
March 25, 2023, Wesleyan University, Middletown
Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown.
Special Guest Presenter
Andy began working for the CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection in October 2022. He has worked in public service throughout New England since 1997 after receiving his graduate degrees from Rutgers University in land use planning, public policy, and environmental science. He worked for the State of Maine for 13 years at the Land Use Regulation Commission and the Departments of Marine Resources and Environmental Protection. His last position was running the Bureau of Land & Water Quality. He has chaired the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission and the national Association of Clean Water Agencies and testified twice in Congress during his tenure in Maine. He was board member and Chair of the regional Kennebec Land Trust when they hired their first paid staff and initiated the now long-running Kennebec Woodlands Partnership.
Andy led the transformation of the Connecticut River Conservancy (rebranded from the Connecticut River Watershed Council in 2017) since 2011, serving as their Executive Director. The organization has tripled in size under his tenure and expanded programs in restoration, advocacy, community science, and recreation throughout the four-state watershed. Andy is currently a public member and chair of the Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Commission as well as chair of the Norcross Wildlife Foundation. He serves on the Advisory Board to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority as a gubernatorial appointee representing the Connecticut River watershed.