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Annual Meeting

November 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Friends of Northern Lake Champlain Annual Meeting Agenda

November 14, 2019 at 6:30pm
Swanton Municipal Complex

Proposed Agenda

Welcome/Introductory Remarks – Kent Henderson, Board Chair

Alyson Easton, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Agriculture and Farm Markets – VAAFM Updates and progress farms are making to reduce runoff into Lake Champlain

Neil Kamman, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Director of Vermont’s Water Investment Division in the Department of Environmental Conservation – Clean Water Funding (Act 76) and Program Rollout

Kent Henderson, FNLC Board Chair – Review of 2019, Local updates, and a look into 2020.

Patrick Daunais, Project Coordinator, FNLC – Functionality, and efficacy of the Two-Tier Ditch on soil and water quality.

Cassi Carpio, ECO Americorps Volunteer, FNLC – Functionality, and efficacy of the rain barrels on soil and water quality.

Board Meeting – Election of Officers and Board Member Terms

  • 3-year Term Renewals: Chad Tyler, Scott Magnan
  • Officer Elections for Co-Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer

Closing Remarks – Kent Henderson, Board Chair

Presenter Bios

Alyson Eastman, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets

Alyson Eastman was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets by Governor Phil Scott in January of 2017.
Most recently, she served in the Vermont State legislature, representing the Addison-Rutland 1 District. A graduate of Champlain College, Eastman has owned and operated several successful businesses over the years, offering a wide variety of services including property management, payroll, bookkeeping, and H-2 Visa management.
Agriculture has always been an important part of her life. She grew up on the family farm in Orwell, Vermont. Throughout her youth, she was active in 4-H. She continues to live on the family farm in Orwell with her husband, and two sons.

Neil Kamman, Director of Vermont’s Water Investment Division, Department of Environmental Conservation

Neil Kamman is one of Vermont’s leading experts on surface water pollution, with a total of 29 years of experience in the field of watershed management. He holds degrees in forestry (Bachelors), and water resources (MS), both from the University of Vermont.

Neil presently serves as Director of Vermont’s Water Investment Division in the Department of Environmental Conservation. Previously, Neil served as Senior Policy Advisor for DEC, and before that, as Manager of DECs Monitoring, Assessment, and Planning Program. Under that program, and as part of the 2015 Vermont Clean Water Act, Neil re-focused DECs tactical basin planning efforts to prioritize and deploy clean-water funding to the highest-priority pollution sources. Neil also coordinated the development of the Vermont Surface Water Management Strategy; which is DECs blueprint for successful water pollution cleanup. Earlier in his career, Neil conducted scientific research regarding environmental mercury contamination and the ecological health of lakes and streams.

Details

Date:
November 14, 2019
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

Swanton Village Municipal Center
120 First Street
Swanton, VT 05488