UVLSRPC Commissioners -

ACWORTH - Hank Sipple, Treasurer

CANAAN- Vacant

CHARLESTOWN - Vacant

CLAREMONT -  Tom Rock, Richard Wahrlich

CORNISH - Vacant

CROYDON - Vacant

DORCHESTER - William Trought

ENFIELD - Ryan Aylesworth Vice Chair, Ed McLaughlin

GOSHEN - Vacant

GRAFTON COUNTY - Patricia Higgins

GRANTHAM - Peter Guillette, Chair

HANOVER - Chris Kennedy 

LEBANON - Dan Nash, Bruce Garland, Laurel Stavis

LEMPSTER - Mary Grenier

LYME - Bill Malcolm

NEW LONDON - Jerry Coogan, Liz Meller

NEWBURY - Vacant

NEWPORT - Jeff Kessler, Secretary/Assistant Treasurer, Bill Wilmot, Jr.

ORANGE - Vacant

ORFORD - Mark Burger, Ted Cooley

PIERMONT - Vacant

PLAINFIELD - John Yacavone

SPRINGFIELD - George McCusker

SUNAPEE - Josh Trow, Randy Clark

UNITY - William Schroeter, Robert Trabka

WASHINGTON - Vacant

WILMOT - Linda Scofield

SULLIVAN COUNTY - Lionel Chute, Derek Ferland

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE - Peter Gregory, Nancy Merrill, Anne Duncan Cooley, David Brooks

Staff Bios 

Meghan Butts- Interim Director 
Victoria Davis – Planner 
Patricia Crocker - Planner, Community Transportation 
Adam Ricker -  Planner
Olivia Uyizeye - GIS Technician/Assistant Planner
Alex Belensz - Planner
Chris Courtemanche - Office Manager/Bookkeeper
Anne MacEwan - Finance Manager

 

Pat Crocker joined the planning staff of the UVLSRPC in December 2008.  She is responsible for the management of a number of grants and contracts to develop coordinated human service and public transportation programs to enhance passenger transportation services in our region.  Pat has extensive experience in public transportation policy including two terms in the Vermont Legislature where she served on the transportation and commerce committees.  During her career, she has managed a variety of federal and state transportation programs including Rural Transit Assistance, Rideshare, and statewide Medicaid transportation.  She completed a BA in Economics at Fordham University and Masters in Public Administration at the University of Vermont. email Patricia

Victoria Davis joined the planning staff in November 2007.  She holds an M.S. from Antioch University New England in Resource Management and Administration as well as Environmental Education, and a B.S. from Plymouth State University in Local & Regional Planning.  She has over 18 years in the planning field including work as a municipal Planning & Zoning Administrator for over seven years in NH. She has over 15 years of experience specifically within the solid waste management field.  She has developed several transfer station operations plans for New Hampshire municipalities; provided trainings for transfer station attendants to meet their NH recertification requirements, and implemented several solid waste technical assistance and education programs throughout the region and the State.  She has a passion for sharing information and works with residents, towns, and schools to reduce use and disposal of hazardous materials.

Previous to working at the regional planning commission, she worked with regional solid waste management districts in Mississippi and Tennessee developing their solid waste management plans; writing the first solid waste management plan for the State of Mississippi;  developing a cost model for Davidson County (Nashville), Tennessee to evaluate its various waste management systems including a landfill and waste-to-energy facility; working with communities through a Massachusetts grant program to increase waste reduction and recycling on Cape Cod and the South Shore; and supervising a regional transfer station and recycling center in Vermont.   

Victoria currently works on hazard mitigation plans, emergency management plans, planning circuit riding, and solid waste technical assistance.  She has written several successful grant applications at the regional planning commission for federal funding.email Victoria

Adam Ricker joined the staff at UVLSRP in September of 2011.  Adam is the Assistant Planner at the commission, working on a variety of projects. One of Adam’s duties is to collect the traffic data for the New Hampshire DOT, as well as, to provide general support and assistance to the other planners in the office.  Adam graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in Environmental Design from the State University of New York at Buffalo: School of Architecture and Planning. email Adam

Meghan Butts joined UVLSRPC in April 2014. Meghan is the GIS Coordinator and Planner. She has a Masters Degree in Energy Policy and Climate from Johns Hopkins University and holds a Certificate of Science, Technology, and International Security. Meghan is a member of the Lebanon Energy Advisory Committee and the Upper Valley Adaptation Workgroup. She has worked with many communities in the region by performing culvert inventories and analyses, drafting hazard mitigation plans, participating in climate related forums, and providing transportation and GIS technical assistance.  email Meghan

Olivia Uyizeye joined the planning staff in April 2018. She holds an M.S. in Sustainable Development and Climate Change from Antioch University New England, along with a Certificate in Applied GIS Analysis. She also holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Georgetown University. She has experience in hydraulic modeling, soil ecology, community resilience coalition networks, community engagement, and community garden programs. email Olivia

Olivia is the GIS Technician/Assistant Planner at the office and works on a variety of projects. Olivia currently works on GIS data management, analysis and mapping requests; regional housing solutions; culvert assessment, modeling and prioritization; composting programs; and project support for other planners.

Alex Belensz, Planner: Alex joined UVLSRPC in January 2020. He comes to UVLSRPC with both public and private sector planning experience, including several years of transportation planning work in New Hampshire. Alex provides technical assistance to communities on a range of subjects, including transportation planning, environmental planning, outdoor recreation, and GIS mapping. Alex brings passion and expertise for pedestrian and bicycle transportation - he represents northern New Hampshire as an at-large member of the NH Complete Streets Advisory Committee, is a board member of the Bike-Walk Alliance of NH, and is a member of the City of Lebanon’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee. He holds a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from Rutgers University, with a specialization in Transportation and Environment, as well as a B.A. in Geography from SUNY Geneseo, including minor degrees in Environmental Studies and Urban Studies. email Alex


Chris Courtemanche joined Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission (UVLSRPC) in July 2009. As an Office Manager, Chris supports the Executive Director and Planners with organizing, preparing general correspondence, reviewing invoices for granting agencies, scheduling of meetings, updating contract books, reviewing timesheets and expense reports and other everyday administrative duties. In addition, duties include bookkeeping and attending Committee meetings. email Chris

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