David Bingham, Co-Chair, As a retired OB-GYN, David Bingham is deeply concerned with the health of the planet that the children he helped bring into the world will inherit. Bingham joined the national League of Conservation Voters on the first Earth Day in 1970 to help hold the U.S. Congress accountable for the environmental policies and oversight needed for cleaner air, soil and water. Recognizing that wise state environmental policy is also essential, he joined the Connecticut Board, becoming Co-Chair of the board when founder Russ Brenneman stepped down. Bingham also chairs the CTLCV PAC, and have served on the boards of Audubon CT, the Sierra Club CT Chapter, and several conservation organizations that work closely with CTLCV on statewide environmental issues.
Mary Hogue, Co-Chair, is Chair of the Town of Fairfield Forestry, and a member of the Sustainable Fairfield Task Force, Fairfield League of Women Voters and co-founder and member of Sustainable Fairfield County. She is a board member of Pollinator Pathway, Mill River Wetland Committee, Co-President of FairPLAN (Fairfield's Protecting Land and Neighborhoods), and was on the State Vegetative Management Task Force (SVMTF). Mary is a certified Project Management Professional and a graduate of the UConn Master Gardener, Master Composter and Meskwaka tree programs, the CT-NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) Organic Landcare Professional program, and the Maine Compost School. Hogue has also been involved for many years with the Connecticut Audubon Society, Mill River Wetland Committee, Aspetuck Land Trust, Fairfield PTAs and many other civic organizations. She has been honored as “Fairfielder of the Year” and Aquarion’s “Volunteer of the Year” for her advocacy work on the environment.
Lynn Werner, Treasurer is the executive director of the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA), a 2000-square mile watershed conservation organization serving land and water conservation needs strategically focused on climate resiliency in the Berkshires, eastern New York and most of western Connecticut. Lynn has strong interest in public policy, working to improve stream flow, river and wetland protection, and strategic land conservation for several decades. She is past president and serves on the board of the Rivers Alliance of Connecticut and has served on the Governor's Climate Change Council's River Sub-group, the boards of Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition, Earthshare New England and Earthshare National, and as past chair of the DEEP Rivers Advisory Committee. In her hometown, Lynn chairs the Kent Inland Wetland Commission and, along with her husband Kevin Honan, is (sort of) making a home for two feral feline sisters.
David Andersonserved in the Connecticut General Assembly from 1980 to 1992. He served as Chair and Ranking member of the Energy and Public Utilities Committee. He initiated the bill to support the use of natural gas fueled vehicles in Connecticut. Anderson has long been associated with bills to support energy conservation, to augment the Farm Preservation Program, and to institute dioxin controls on waste to energy plants. As a member of the Environment Committee he conceived and wrote the bill to mandate recycling in Connecticut. Anderson is founder and Chair of the Norwich Area Global Warming Action Group. He also serves as a Board Member and active partner in Reforest the Tropics, a project in Costa Rica to reduce carbon dioxide by planting a special matrix of trees. The project recently won an EPA award for its environmental value. Most recently, Anderson has been working with CTLCV and a member of the legislature to get a bill passed mandating climate change education in our public schools.
Jessica Bailey is President & CEO of Nuveen Green Capital, a leading provider of sustainable commercial real estate financing solutions, headquartered in Darien, Connecticut. Co-founded by Ms. Bailey, Nuveen Green Capital’s mission is to make clean energy a smart business decision for commercial building owners. Passionate about clean energy, Ms. Bailey was one of the architects of the nation’s first successful C-PACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) program in 2012. Under her leadership, with C-PACE as a core lending solution, Nuveen Green Capital has seen double-digit annual originations growth since its founding, and she has helped raise and deploy over $1 billion in capital, while overseeing the expansion of C-PACE to over 30 states and counting. Residing with her husband and 4 children in Rowayton, Connecticut, Jessica is a Notre Dame graduate, and she received a post-graduate degree from Yale University.
Danielle Chesebrough's strong commitment to public service, coupled with her extensive experience as the "Unaffiliated/Forward Party" First Selectman of Stonington, brings a unique and vital perspective to the CTLCV Board of Directors. With a background in local government, Danielle possesses a deep understanding of community and environmental issues. As First Selectman, she demonstrated dedication to sustainable governance, advocating for policies prioritizing environmental conservation and Connecticut's natural resource protection. Beyond her environmental advocacy, Danielle actively engages in democracy work, championing initiatives such as ranked choice voting and early voting. Her leadership, combined with her passion for environmental causes, expertise, and advocacy experience, contributes to driving the organization's mission of safeguarding the state's environment and promoting democratic reforms that enhance civic engagement.
Joseph McGee recently retired from The Business Council of Fairfield County. He directed The Council’s work in the areas of economic development, environmental sustainability, housing and transportation. His civic and government leadership engagements reflect his commitments to these priorities.He is currently a member of the boards of The Connecticut Mirror and The League of Conservation Voters. He was a founding member of The Bridgeport Neighborhood Fund and the Fairfield owner built affordable housing program. He was elected to the Fairfield Representative Town Meeting and served as its Moderator for Eight years. At the state level, Joe Cochaired The Two Storm Panel and the Commission on Economic Competitiveness. He was a member of The Connecticut Commission for Judicial Selection.Joe was Commissioner of the Department of Economic Development, Chairman of The Connecticut Development Authority and Chairman of Connecticut Innovations, Inc. From1990-1994.He served as a Vice President of Peoples Bank from1979-1990.Joe was Staff Director for Congressman Stewart B. McKinney in Washington D.C. from 1971-1978.
Margaret Miner is the recently retired Executive Director of (now consultant to) Rivers Alliance of CT, a statewide non-profit organization formed in 1992 to protect Connecticut's rivers by promoting sound water policies and by assisting groups and individuals involved in watershed protection. Rivers Alliance has been the key advocate on legislation protecting aquifers, streamflow, and water quality. She serves in leading statewide water-policy groups. Her many awards include a Lifetime Merit Award from the EPA Region 1 (2016), the first state Water Planning Council’s Champion of Water Award (2019), and the upcoming induction into the CT Women’s Hall of Fame. Her background is in editing and writing (philosophy, science, medicine, history) and local reporting. Prior to Rivers Alliance, Miner was the Executive Director of the award-winning Roxbury Land Trust. Among her publications are the fully annotated Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations, compiled with her co-author and husband, Hugh Rawson. Her daughter, Catherine, is Executive Director at the Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust; her son Nathaniel teaches scuba diving around the world.
Denise Savageau joined the Board of the CTLCV in 2021. She has worked in the environmental field in Connecticut for over 35 years including 20 years as Conservation Director for the Town of Greenwich, CT and has extensive knowledge of land use policy and regulation. She is an active volunteer at the local, state, and national level on soil and water conservation and is currently chair of the CT Council on Soil and Water Conservation and the CT River Coastal Conservation District. Her current focus is on soil health, watershed management, wetlands protection, drinking water supply protection, local food systems, and nature-based solutions to climate change mitigation and resiliency.She also serves on the EPA Long Island Sound Study Citizens Advisory Committee, the Connecticut State Water Plan Implementation Workgroup, the Governor’s Council on Climate Change Environmental Justice Work Group. She lives in Old Lyme with her husband.
Laura Del Savio, helped launch CT Voters First as Communications Director to advance Ranked Choice Voting and to advocate for the allocation of funds to modernize Connecticut's elections infrastructure. In 2021, Laura helped launch the Forward Party, a new political party founded by former presidential candidate Andrew Yang and steered by a multi-partisan leadership team. The new party was established in order to advance a new kind of politics by depolarizing issues through common sense solutions. The Forward Party was built on a platform of innovative election practices including nonpartisan primaries and alternative voting methods. She served as Senior Communications Strategist through a historic merger of the Forward Party with the Serve America Movement, the Renew America Movement and through a critical alliance with Common Cause CA. Outside of the Forward Party, Laura has focused her political efforts on candidates that seek to bridge the partisan divide and sees environmental issues as an important space for collaboration and nonpartisan innovation. She is also an educator and taught in public schools in Westchester County, New York, and in Fairfield County. She hopes to help CTLCV advance its efforts by increasing awareness of how our state’s residents can win on critical environmental issues through improved elections and accountability.
Jimmy Tickey is from Shelton, CT and serves on the City of Shelton Planning & Zoning Commission. Professionally he is the District Director for Congressman Jim Himes, representing Connecticut's Fourth Congressional District. Jimmy is involved in his community with the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, Celebrate Shelton and Griffin Heath Board of Directors. Jimmy is the Vice Chair of the Connecticut Democratic Party.
Adam Wood served on Governor Ned Lamont's transition committee. He has worked in the past as Chief of Staff of the New York State Thruway Authority (overseeing the country's largest public infrastructure project – construction of the new Tappan Zee "Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge") and the City of Bridgeport (Connecticut's largest city). He also worked as Director of the Connecticut State Democratic Party, State Senate spokesman, senior advisor, strategist, and campaign manager for numerous statewide campaigns, including Governor Ned Lamont's. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Haverford College, an MBA from the State University of New York, and a Master's Degree in International Business and Policy from Georgetown University.Adam has strong relationships with tri-state area public officials, policymakers, reporters, and key constituency groups across the region. He also has over 20 years of experience in conducting successful media advocacy campaigns and government relations working for clients including the Pew Charitable Trusts, The Third Way, the American Association for Justice, TESLA, the Sierra Club, and Madison Square Garden Sports Corporation. Most recently, he led the successful effort to legalize Marijuana in the region and an advocacy campaign that led to two major environmental wins, the Connecticut Clean Air Act and Senate Bill 10, which set a zero carbon target of 2040 for all electricity supplied to Connecticut customers.
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