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 Program, ensuring the commitments and deadlines are met. The Management Committee also coordinates the effective involvement of the advisory committees.

Committees within the Peconic Estuary Program strive for consensus. However, if a Management Committee vote needs to be taken, representatives from voting representatives are from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), Suffolk County, Local Government representative, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC), and chairs of the Technical Advisory Committee, and Citizens’ Advisory Committee will be eligible for a vote. Voting and non-voting members of the Management Committee represent currently EPA Region II (Clean Water Division), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, New York State Department of State (NYSDOS) (Division of Coastal Resources and Waterfront Revitalization), New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), the representative from local government, a representative of the New York State Legislature, and the chairs of the Citizens’ and Technical Advisory Committees.

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

(*unless noted otherwise in the Calendar)

Committee Chair: Aisha Sexton-Sims  (USEPA Region 2 NY Watershed Management Section, Chief)

Voting Members

EPAAisha Sexton-Sims

NYSDEC: Julia Socrates (NYSDEC Region 1 Division of Marine Resources, Marine Habitat Bureau Chief)

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

Local Government: John Bouvier (Southampton Town Councilman)

NEIWPCC: Richard Friesner (NEIWPCC, Director of Water Quality Programs)

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

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

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PEP Management Committee Meeting @ Conference Call
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Our next Peconic Estuary Partnership Management Committee (PEP MC) Meeting will be held Wednesday, April 8th through a conference call*.


Conference call details and an agenda will be circulated next week.


Hope to see you all there!



*Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, The Peconic Estuary Partnership (PEP) has determined that all in-person meetings, events and activities are to be postponed until further notice to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The PEP Office will be closed to the public. PEP staff are working remotely and can be contacted via email. Please stay safe and let us know if you have any questions!
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PEP Management Committee Meeting @ Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
PEP Management Committee Meeting @ Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm



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