Members

municipal lawAt-Large Members (11) Appointed by Dutchess County Legislature:

  1. Stephen MacAvery, Chaairman: smacavery2@live.com
  2. Pete Berasi: berasi@frontiernet.net
  3. Gail Beverly: gbeverly01@optonline.net
  4. John DeGilio: john.degilio@marist.edu
  5. Brian DiFeo: briandifoe@gmail.com
  6. Shannon Fatum: statum@dutchessny.gov
  7. Vicky Kelly, Recording Secretary: kellyv@caryinstitute.org 
  8. Connie Kustas: Constance.Kustas@marist.edu
  9. Marsha Leed: mzleed@yahoo.com
  10. Lalita Malik, lalitamalik@aol.com
  11. Yvette Valdes Smith:yvette Valdes Smith

View the Position Description for EMC Appointed Members.

Current Openings:  There are currently no at-large seats open on the EMC, but potential candidates are always encouraged to contact the Dutchess County Legislative Clerk about applying for future positions, or attend an EMC meeting as a member of the public.

Ex-Officio Members:

* Not actively participating

** Not officially an Ex-Officio EMC Member Agency according to the 1972 Law.

Conservation Advisory Council Chair (CAC) Members:

Each CAC or CAB in Dutchess County has one seat on the EMC.  Full CAC/CAB participation on the EMC ensures a Quorum.  Click here for links to obtain a list of townships that contains data about the CACs in Dutchess County.

 

How to form a Conservation Advisory Council in your Municipality

The place to start in the task of developing a Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) is to examine the enabling legislation from the State of New York. This document lays out the duties and responsibilities for such an agency. It also defines the limits and duties, defines important terms and clarifies the place this fits in the process of creating legislation for the municipality it serves. To make a copy for circulation of this “Article 10-F of the Municipal Law of New York State” click HERE

The Hudson River Estuary program has developed a short explanation of the role of the Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) and Conservation Boards(CB). This article features how to form such a council and what value it could have on the municipality it serves. To get a copy of this article click HERE

For a short explanation of the value of CAC’s to the government they serve click HERE.

To see a fully fleshed out “Guide to Operation and Operation of Local Conservation Advisory Councils” generated by Westchester County, New York you can click HERE.

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