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UVLSRPC Commissioners 

ACWORTH - John Tuthill

CANAAN- Vacant

CHARLESTOWN - Jeremy Wood, Albert St.Pierre

CLAREMONT - Tom Luther, Richard Wahrlich

CORNISH - Vacant

CROYDON - Vacant


ENFIELD - Ed Morris

GOSHEN - Vacant

GRAFTON - Vacant


GRANTHAM - Peter Guillette-Treasurer

HANOVER - Chris Kennedy, Jennie Chamberlain, David Anderson

LEBANON - Dan Nash

LEMPSTER - Read Gildner-Blinn, Mark Lightner

LYME - Bill Malcolm, Vice Chair

NEW LONDON - Jerry Coogan, Peter Nichols

NEWBURY - Vacant

NEWPORT - Jeff Kessler-Secretary/Assistant Treasurer, Barry Connell

ORANGE - Vacant

ORFORD - Ted Cooley


PLAINFIELD - John Yacavone


SUNAPEE - Josh Trow-Chair, Lynn Arnold

UNITY - Kevin Brenker

WASHINGTON - Andrew Hatch

WILMOT - Bill Chaisson, Polly Crocker

SULLIVAN COUNTY - Lionel Chute, Derek Ferland

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE - Peter Gregory, Anne Duncan Cooley, Sarah Jackson, Nancy Merrill, Nathan Reichert

Staff Bios 

Meghan Butts  Executive Director
Victoria Davis  Senior Planner 
Olivia Uyizeye  Senior GIS Analyst/Planner
Tim Josephson  Associate Planner
Austin Ford  GIS Analyst/Data Manager
Renee Theall- Housing Navigator
Majestic Terhune  Associate Planner
Ian Garland  Associate Planner
Chris Courtemanche  Office Manager/Bookkeeper
Anne MacEwan  Finance Manager


Meghan Butts joined UVLSRPC in April 2014. Meghan is the 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

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

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

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, ordinance review, regional transit, and Community Development Block Grants. email Tim

Austin Ford joined UVLSRPC in August of 2022 as a GIS Analyst/Data Manager. He provides GIS services for various commission projects and organizes and maintains the organization's data systems. Prior to UVLSRPC, Austin worked in the telecommunications industry as a GIS and Mapping Specialist. He developed maps for broadband permitting in New York, and mapped utility lines for fiber construction in Texas and North Carolina to bridge the connectivity divide and deliver internet service to rural homes and small businesses through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. He holds a B.A. in Geosciences from Hamilton College. email Austin

Renee Theall joined UVLSRPC in January 2023 as the Housing Navigator/Associate Planner. Through the InvestNH Planning & Zoning Grant, the Navigator position is a two-year program with a focus on three communities (New London, Newbury, and Wilmot). Her goal is to have a significant impact on their individual and collective capacity to build common ground and advance solutions that address each community’s local housing needs. Prior to joining UVLSRPC, Renee has a strong customer service management background and loves getting to know people and their story. She is looking forward to building relationships, across sectors in each community, and helping to push the needle forward in each community to implement housing solutions. email Renee

Ian Garland joined UVLSRPC in August of 2023 as an associate planner, with interests in working on projects in transportation, sustainability, and housing. He holds a Bachelor of Science Honors (BSH) in Physical Geography from Queen’s University. Before coming to the commission, Ian worked at a local elementary school as a paraprofessional. email Ian

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