Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays

Management Committee

The Management Committee develops program goals and recommends workplans and budgets to the Policy Committee.

The roles and responsibilities of the Management Committee are to recommend the workplans, budgets, Action Plans, and the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan to the Policy Committee. On behalf of the Policy Committee, the Management Committee manages the Peconic Estuary Partnership, ensuring the commitments and deadlines are met. The Management Committee also coordinates the effective involvement of the advisory committees.

Committees within the Peconic Estuary Partnership strive for consensus. However, if a Management Committee vote needs to be taken, voting representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), New York State Department of State (NYSDOS), Suffolk County Legislators (District 1 and 2), Suffolk County Department of Health, Suffolk County Economic Development and Planning, Local Government, Stony Brook University (host entity), Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District, and chairs of the Technical Advisory Committee, Local Government Committee, and Citizens’ Advisory Committee will be eligible for a vote.

Management Committee Meeting Minutes:

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Quarterly January, April, July, October on the 2nd Wednesday of the Month*

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Committee Chair: Robert Nyman (USEPA, Regional Coastal Projects Manager)

Voting Members

EPARobert Nyman (USEPA, Regional Coastal Projects Manager)

NYSDEC: Julia Socrates (NYSDEC Region 1 Division of Marine Resources, Acting Director)

NYSDEC: Sue Van Patten (NYSDEC Region 1 Division of Water, Watershed Section Chief)

NYSDOS: Jeremy Campbell (NYSDOS Office of Planning, Development, and Community Infrastructure, South Shore Estuary Reserve Director)

Suffolk County: Ken Zegel (Suffolk County Department of Health Services, Office of Ecology-Chief, Principal Public Health Engineer)

Suffolk County: Sarah Lansdale (Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning, Commissioner)

Suffolk County: Al Krupski (Suffolk County Legislator, District One)

Suffolk County: Bridget Fleming (Suffolk County Legislator, District Two)

Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District Corey Humphrey (District Manager)

Local Government: John Bouvier (Southampton Town Councilman)

SUNY Stony Brook, SoMAS: Paul Shepson, PhD (Dean, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, SUNY Stony Brook)

PEP LGC: James Colligan  (Shelter Island Town Councilman)

PEP TAC: Matthew Sclafani, PhD  (Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, Marine Program)

PEP CAC: Kevin McDonald (The Nature Conservancy, Conservation Policy Advisor)

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