Program Advisory Committee

Continuing public input into the LCSG program is provided principally through its Program Advisory Committee (PAC).  The PAC helps to ensure that research, extension and education programs address the needs and priorities of communities, businesses and policymakers in the Lake Champlain Basin. 

The PAC represents an array of stakeholder groups in the Lake Champlain Basin of New York and Vermont. 

Top row, from left: Mickey Maynard, Owner, Lake Champlain Angler Fishing Charters; Dan Albrecht, Senior Planner, Chittenden Country Regional Planning Commission; Bill Howland, Program Manager, Lake Champlain Basin Program; Jim Jutras, Water Quality Superintendent, Village of Essex; Phelan Fretz, Executive Director, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center

Bottom row, from left: Jess Hyman, Executive Director, Friends of Burlington Gardens; Julie Martin, Executive Director, Boquet River Association; Jill Arace, Executive Director, Vermont Association of Conservation Districts; Ruth Wallman, Executive Director, Champlain Islands Chamber of Commerce; Brian Slopey, Science Department Head and Teacher, U-32 High School

Not pictured: Miranda Lescaze, Director, Vermont EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity; Hilary Smith, Director, Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program