Environmental Committee

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The Chestertown Environmental Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public; minutes are available online.

Jon Hanley, Chair
jonphanley@gmail.com
Having served on the Chestertown Environmental Committee since its inception as a “Green Team” in 2008, Jon has championed environmental efforts on a variety of fronts and leads the Earth Day event each year.
Contact Jon with general inquiries about the environmental committee.
Margo Bailey
bailey1161@atlanticbb.net
Margo Bailey is the former Mayor of Chestertown serving for 20 years. She was one of the first Mayors in Maryland to sign the National Climate Protection Agreement. Subsequently she founded Chestertown’s Environmental Committee. The Town was the second in the State to achieve a Sustainable Maryland designation. Through the hard work of the Committee the effort to ban plastic bags was successful and Chestertown was the first in the State to do so.
Owen Bailey
owenrussellbailey@gmail.com
Born and raised on the Eastern Shore, Owen Bailey earned a B.A. in American Studies and an M.A. in English from Washington College. Bailey currently works for the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy as the Facilities & Administrative Coordinator. Before joining ESLC, he worked at the Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College for almost seven years. Owen is a Board member of the Friends of the Kent County Public Library, and was the Chair of the Chestertown Book Festival from 2012-2016.
Shane Brill
shanebrill@gmail.com
A permaculturist and Master Gardener, Shane manages a small urban homestead in town. He facilitates exploration of the relationship between human and environmental health through the Eastern Shore Food Lab. Contact Shane about: beekeeping, edible landscaping, permaculture, and wild foods.
Greg Farley
gfarley2@washcoll.edu
Director of Sustainability, Washington College
David Foster
dafoster@aol.com
An Environmental Engineer and Policy Analyst, David works to raise awareness on environmental problems and seeks to find cost-effective solutions. He has retired after careers with both the U.S. EPA and U.S. AID and currently chairs the Trading and Offset Work Group for EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program.
Contact David about: nutrient trading, environmental economics, and the role of trust in environmental management.
Carl Gallegos
carlmgallegos@aol.com
Carl Gallegos, Ph.D., is an environmental and natural resources management specialist with extensive domestic and global experience resolving resource management problems in both the public and private sector. He retired after a career with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and International Paper Co. Locally, he has prepared urban forest management plans for four communities in Kent County with Washington College Center for Environment & Society (WC-CES), plus a Chester River watershed management plan for the Chester River Association. He is skilled at program development, project management, organizing and conducting training, preparing environmental impact assessments, and creating partnerships between the public and private sectors.
Andy Goddard
andysctown@atlanticbb.net
Andy is an avid organic gardener and promoter of living and working sustainably, with an emphasis on keeping things local—particularly food. She has solar panels on her roof, 3 rain barrels, 2 rain gardens and 2 compost piles.
Krista Lamoreaux
krista.lamoreaux@gmail.com
Co-owner of Herbal Alchemy
Ed Minch
ruby1638@atlanticbb.net
Ed retired to Chestertown in 2008 with his wife Shelley. For 35 years he owned and operated the first residential energy efficiency company in the country using the instrumented audit, out of Wilmington DE. In addition, he trained others throughout the country on the topic and spoke extensively at national conferences. Today he enjoys woodworking, sailing, guitar building, traveling, and spending time with his 3 grandchildren.
Contact Ed about: energy auditing, lowering bills, and comfort problems.
Dawn Reilly
dreilly@kent.k12.md.us
4th Grade Teacher, Garnett Elementary School
Grant Samms
gsamms2@washcoll.edu
Grant works to understand how energy generation, energy efficiency, and the effects of climate change are affecting people in Maryland through the ShorePower Project at the Center for Environment & Society at Washington College.
Jennifer Schlemmer
jennylynn1413@gmail.com
Ford Schumann
infinrecy@aol.com
Ford is President of Infinity Recycling and a longtime advocate for environmental stewardship in the community.
David Sobers
davidsobers@aol.com
David Sobers is an environmental consultant who worked for Montgomery County, Maryland, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, URS Corporation and independently in the United States as well as overseas. His projects include solid waste management, water and wastewater management, land use and energy.
Dan Small
dsmall2@washcoll.edu
Field Ecologist, Center for Environment & Society at Washington College
Darran Tilghman
darran.tilghman@gmail.com
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