Chris Recchia will take the post of Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources, and Michael Snyder as Commissioner of Forest, Parks and Recreation. Governor Elect Peter Shumlin made the announcement December 30, 2010.”Chris and Mike are great additions to the team at the Agency of Natural Resources,” Shumlin said. “They each have a strong background in environmental protection, experience in managing open and working landscapes, and the management skills needed to ensure the agency’s permitting and other services are offered in a timely and smooth fashion.”Recchia, who is currently Executive Director of Biomass Energy Resource Center in Montpelier, has 27 years of environmental management experience, including serving as Deputy Commissioner and then Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation from 1997 to 2003. In addition, Recchia was director of the Ozone Transport Commission in Washington D.C., where he headed up 12 states and the District of Columbia on coordination of air pollution programs.Snyder has been a Chittenden County forester with the department since 1997, a lecturer with the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, and a columnist with Northern Woodlands Magazine. He received a Master of Science in Forestry from UVM in 1990.”With the addition of Chris and Mike we will be able to hit the ground running when we take office next week,” said Markowitz. “I am excited about the great team we have put together and look forward to working with the great staff at ANR to help protect our natural environment, create strong communities, and support our working landscape.”Recchia’s salary will be $95,000; Snyder’s salary will be $88,000.
Photo © – Tipp FM The Championship is officially expected to be moved from August to May later – and the change could be implemented from as early as 2019.This year’s tournament – the final major of the year – starts on Thursday at Quail Hollow in North Carolina.If it’s confirmed, there would be a major championship in each month from April to July – with The Open being the last of them.
The public hearings will begin September 15, once the 2012 Budget Consultation Paper has been received by the committee. The process will include stops in 13 communities, as well as two video-conferences in 8 more areas. While the committee won’t be making the trip to Dawson Creek, there will be a hearing by video-conference on October 5.- Advertisement – Residents are encouraged to participate by submitting a written statement, responding to a survey or submitting audio or video files on their website. The deadline for public input is Friday, October 14. To register, contact committee staff by phone at 1-877-428-8337, or by e-mail at [email protected] Registration opens at 1:00 p.m. today, September 8.