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NALGEP Board of Directors

Chris BirdChris Bird, Director, Alachua County Environmental Protection Department, Gainesville, Florida 

Chris Bird is the Director of the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department.  Mr. Bird directs the agency‘s regulatory and non-regulatory responsibilities for Natural Resource Protection, Pollution Control and Prevention, Hazardous Wastes Collection, and Conservation Land Stewardship programs.  Mr. Bird has been with the agency since 1993, and became a member of the NALGEP Board in 2003.

Andrew Bracker Andrew Bracker, Brownfields Coordinator, Department of City Planning and Development, Kansas City, Missouri

Andrew Bracker is the Brownfields Coordinator for the cities of Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. He administers a bi-state EPA Brownfields Pilot and Showcase Community program, and, as an employee of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, manages the Brownfields Office in the Department of City Planning and Development. He also performs the duties of executive director for the Kansas City Brownfields Commission. Mr. Bracker joined the NALGEP Board of Directors in 2005.

Zachery Clayton, Manager of Environmental Land Use and Planning at the Department of Environmental Health for the City and County of Denver, Colorado

Zachery Clayton is the Manager of Environmental Land Use and Planning at the Department of Environmental Health for the City and County of Denver, Colorado. Prior to coming to Denver, Zachery worked at Chicago's Department of Fleet and Facility Management and Chicago's Department of Environment. Mr. Clayton joined NALGEP's Board of Directors in 2014.

Larry Falkin, Director, Office of Environmental Quality, Cincinnati, Ohio 

Mr. Larry Falkin serves as Director of the City of Cincinnati’s Office of Environmental Quality. His office leads Energy Services Performance Contracts resulting in retrofits of city buildings, runs the curbside recycling program, and plays a major role in Brownfield redevelopment, air quality enforcement, and energy efficiency efforts. Prior to his current position, Mr. Falkin served as the Assistant Director of the City of Kansas City’s Environmental Office. He joined the NALGEP Board of Directors in September 2011.

Lee Ilan (Secretary), Chief of Planning, Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation, City of New York

Lee Ilan has been working at the Mayor’s Office of New York City on brownfields issues since 1999. As Chief of Planning at the Office of Environmental Remediation she is responsible for brownfields planning, research, resource identification, development of new initiatives, and outreach to government agencies, community organizations, the business community, and the public. She joined the NALGEP Board of Directors in 2010.

LorrieLLorrie Louder, Senior Vice President, Business & Intergovernmental Affairs, Saint Paul Port Authority, St. Paul, Minnesota 

Lorrie Louder is responsible for the Port Authority's lines of business which include Brownfields Redevelopment, Fixed Asset and Working Capital Financing, Harbor Management and Commercial Navigation on the Mississippi River, and Employer Solutions for workforce needs. Ms. Louder joined the NALGEP Board of Directors in 2005.

 MacCourt, DougDouglas MacCourt (Treasurer), Environmental & Land Use Attorney, Ater Wynne LLP, Portland, Oregon.

Douglas MacCourt is an environmental and land use attorney with the Portland, Oregon office of Ater Wynne LLP, where he advises the City of Portland and other local governments and private sector clients on regulatory compliance and funding strategies for natural resources, environmental and development issues. Mr. MacCourt developed Portland's brownfield redevelopment programs as Environmental Manager with the City of Portland's Office of Transportation.  He has served on the NALGEP Board of Directors since 1997. 

David Misky, Assistant Executive Secretary, Redevelopment Authority for the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Since 2007, David Misky has led the day-to-day operations of the Redevelopment Authority for the City of Milwaukee. He leads economic development activities in neighborhoods throughout the city through land acquisition, use of financing tools, clean-up and renewal of properties. Prior to joining the City of Milwaukee as an environmental scientist in 2003, Misky worked in the private sector, assisting a variety of business and industrial clients with environmental management services. Mr. Misky joined the NALGEP Board of Directors in 2014.

Kate O'Hara, Senior Planner / Brownfields Program Manager, Land of Sky Regional Council

Kate O'Hara joined Land of Sky Regional Council in 2001 and has over 25 years of community and economic development experience working with small communities and regionally. Kate is the Program Manager for the Regional Brownfields Initiative (RBI). She is also the RBI Consultant Workgroup Team lead and the Project Manager for the RBI Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund Program. She joined the NALGEP Board of Directors in 2014.

Stufflebean, JohnJohn Stufflebean (Vice Chair), Director, Environmental Services Department, Sunnyvale, California

John Stufflebean is the Director of the Environmental Services Department in Sunnyvale, California, a city of 150,000 in the heart of Silicon Valley.  ESD is responsible for Sunnyvale's potable and recycled water utility, sanitary and storm sewer systems, watershed protection, operation of the Water Pollution Control Plant, and solid waste management including the operation of a regional materials recovery plant (the SMaRT® Station).  Other responsibilities include sustainability for the city, energy conservation, green buildings, and general environmental policy.  He has served on the NALGEP Board of Directors since 2002.

Venezia, SteveSteven Venezia, Deputy General Counsel, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, Boston, Massachusetts

Steven Venezia is the Deputy General Counsel for the Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources.  Mr. Venezia is engaged in efforts to deregulate the energy industry inMassachusetts and works to enhance his organization’s ability to promote energy efficiency and to monitor the energy market for consumers in the aftermath of energy restructuring.  He has served as a founding member of the NALGEP Board of Directors since its inception in 1993.

Ellen Walkowiak (Chair), Business Development Manager, Community and Economic Development Department, City of Tacoma, Washington.

Ellen (Elly) Walkowiak is the Business Development Manager in the Private Capital Division of the Community and Economic Development Department for the City of Tacoma, Washington.  She is responsible for attracting new public and private investment to the city.  As such, she is involved in strategic planning, marketing, negotiating development agreements, brownfields redevelopment, recommending legislation and Congressional lobbying. She joined the NALGEP board of directors in 2010.