UVLSRPC Commissioners 

ACWORTH - Vacant

CANAAN- Vacant

CHARLESTOWN - Jeremy Wood, Albert St.Pierre

CLAREMONT - David Pacetti, Tom Rock, Richard Wahrlich

CORNISH - Vacant

CROYDON - Vacant

DORCHESTER - Vacant

ENFIELD - Ed McLaughlin

GOSHEN - Vacant

GRAFTON - Vacant

GRAFTON COUNTY - Vacant

GRANTHAM - Peter Guillette

HANOVER - Chris Kennedy, Jennie Chamberlain

LEBANON - Dan Nash, Bruce Garland

LEMPSTER - Mary Grenier

LYME - Bill Malcolm, Vice Chair

NEW LONDON - Jerry Coogan, Peter Nichols

NEWBURY - Vacant

NEWPORT - Jeff Kessler-Treasurer, Herbert Tellor, Jr

ORANGE - Vacant

ORFORD - Mark Burger-Secretary/Assistant Treasurer, Ted Cooley

PIERMONT - Vacant

PLAINFIELD - John Yacavone

SPRINGFIELD - George McCusker

SUNAPEE - Josh Trow-Chair, Randy Clark

UNITY - Vacant

WASHINGTON - Andrew Hatch

WILMOT - Bill Chaisson, Polly Crocker

SULLIVAN COUNTY - Lionel Chute, Derek Ferland

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

Staff Bios 

Meghan Butts- Executive Director
Victoria Davis – Senior Planner 
Olivia Uyizeye - Senior GIS Analyst/Planner
Alex Belensz - Planner
Tim Josephson-Associate Planner
Chris Courtemanche - Office Manager/Bookkeeper
Anne MacEwan - Finance Manager

 

Meghan Butts joined UVLSRPC in April 2014. Meghan is the Interim Executive Director. 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 in by performing culvert inventories and analyses, drafting hazard mitigation plans, participating in climate related forums, and providing transportation and GIS technical assistance.  email Meghan

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

Olivia Uyizeye joined the planning staff in April 2018. She seeks to provide creative, well-informed, community driven, and adaptable planning solutions that build our region's collective resilience.  Olivia's work at the office includes spatial or mapping GIS services; watershed planning; Natural Resource Inventories; regional housing solutions; culvert management; community composting; and land use regulation reviews. She holds an M.S. in Sustainable Development and Climate Change from Antioch University New England (AUNE), along with a Certificate in Applied GIS Analysis (AUNE) and another in Leadership and Management (UNH). She also holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Georgetown University. email Olivia

Alex Belensz 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

Tim Josephson joined UVLSRPC in August of 2021 as an Associate Planner. He holds a B.A. in American Studies from Johnson State College and an Master’s of Public Administration  in Rural Governance from Norwich University where his capstone thesis explored the New England Village model for rural economic revitalization. He has experience in municipal law, serving two terms in the New Hampshire House on the Municipal and County Government Committee. His background is in analyzing and translating policy to advance public awareness and encourage engagement while also increasing community outreach. Prior to UVLSRPC, Tim was active in small businesses in the region, most notably helping to open and develop a popular coffee shop in Lebanon. Tim’s projects include economic development, sidewalk assessment, regional transit, and Community Development Block Grants. email Tim

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