Contact Information

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
Water Investment Division
Davis Building - 3rd Floor
One National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05620-3510
Main Telephone: 802-828-1550
Fax: 802-828-1552

 

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Water Investment Division Contact Information
Name, Position and Brief Job Description Email Address Phone
Neil Kamman, Division Director
Strategic direction, supervision of management staff, and development of policy for water investment, including targeting of resources to highest-value pollution control opportunities. Coordination of interagency and cross-organization policy and initiative development, and legislative support. Development of Clean Water Service Delivery Act initiatives.
Neil.Kamman@vermont.gov 802-490-6137
Eric Blatt, PE - Director for Engineering
Supervises Division chiefs and staff. Develops proposed Rule and Statute changes relating to water infrastructure and capital expenditures, and provides related testimony at the legislature, participates in Department Management efforts, resolves technical and eligibility issues within the Division.
Eric.Blatt@vermont.gov 802-585-4901
Chris Rottler - Clean Water Service Provider Coordinator, Grants Management Specialist
Coordinates managerial and financial capacity for Clean Water Service Providers. Manages contracts for the Dam Safety program. Provides direct assistance to loan applicants through the Onsite Loan Program. Division Records Liaison.
Chris.Rottler@vermont.gov 802-461-6051
VACANT - Administrative Assistant
Provides office administrative support to this Division and two others.
  802-828-1550
Agency Facilities Engineering Section
Vacant - Section Chief, Environmental Engineer
Supervises Agency Facilities Section staff and works to develop engineering designs for Agency infrastructure projects.
   
David Webb, PE - Environmental Engineer
Develops engineering designs for Agency infrastructure projects. Duties include development of basis of design, approval and issuance of final plans and specfications, bid assistance, construction oversight, project closeout. Also provide planning level engineering and technical assistance to Agency programs.
David.Webb@vermont.gov 802-595-9896
Vincenzo Riva, PE  - Environmental Technician
Conducts Topographic Surveys, produces site plans utilizing CAD and GIS, and assists Facilities Engineering with development of Project Specifications, permit acquisitions, estimates and budgets, staging procurements, and conducts construction site layout, project construction phase oversite, and other duties as assigned.
Vincenzo.Riva@Vermont.gov 802-622-4159
John Roman - Environmental Technician
Conducts Topographic Surveys, produces site plans utilizing CAD and GIS, and assists Facilities Engineering with development of Project Specifications, permit acquisitions, estimates and budgets, staging procurements, and conducts construction site layout, project construction phase oversite, and general Project Management as assigned.
John.Roman@vermont.gov 802-490-6233
Jennifer Gilbert, PE - Environmental Engineer
Conducts Topographic Surveys, produces site plans utilizing CAD and GIS, and assists Facilities Engineering with development of Project Specifications, permit acquisitions, estimates and budgets, staging procurements, and conducts construction site layout, project construction phase oversite, and general Project Management as assigned.
Jennifer.Gilbert@vermont.gov 802-622-4302
Nathan Shaffer, PE - Environmental Engineer
Conducts Topographic Surveys, produces site plans utilizing CAD and GIS, and assists Facilities Engineering with development of Project Specifications, permit acquisitions, estimates and budgets, staging procurements, and conducts construction site layout, project construction phase oversite, and general Project Management as assigned.
Nathan.Shaffer@vermont.gov 802-261-1502
Clean Water Initiative Program
Emily Bird - Program Manager
Manages the Clean Water Initiative Program. Serves as the State of Vermont Nonpoint Source Program Coordinator, coordinating nonpoint source management activities statewide; overseeing the Clean Water Initiative Program’s tracking and reporting functions; and coordinating with other State agency staff and partners in tracking clean water progress.
Emily.Bird@vermont.gov 802-490-4083
Hank (David) Ainley - Environmental Analyst
Springfield Office
Conducts inventories, mapping and assessment of municipal stormwater and municipal wastewater collection infrastructure. Maintains mapping and geo-location equipment. Enters data into and manages an ArcMap stormwater infrastructure geodatabase; queries, programs and troubleshoots ANR ERP GIS problems. Assists with illicit discharge detection efforts.
David.Ainley@vermont.gov 802-490-6119
Claire Madden - TMDL Tracking and Accounting Coordinator
Coordinates the development and implementation of clean water project tracking and accounting methodologies for TMDL reporting. Oversees data management in the Watershed Projects Database. Coordinate the development and communication of Clean Water Initiative Program report. Supports the administration of Clean Water Initiative Program funding programs.
Claire.Madden@vermont.gov 802-636-7536
Helen Carr - Nonpoint Source Tracking and Accounting Coordinator
Coordinates tracking and reporting of clean water project data and progress towards meeting water quality goals. Oversees the Clean Water Initiative Program’s tracking and reporting functions. Serves as the Vermont Nonpoint Source Coordinator, tracking results of nonpoint source projects implemented statewide and reporting to EPA
Helen.Carr@vermont.gov 802-490-6115
Sarah Coleman - Vermont Coordinator to the Lake Champlain Basin 
Provides program coordination between the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC), the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for development, administration, tracking, and reporting of clean water projects.
Sarah.Coleman@vermont.gov 802-272-1491
James Pease - Environmental Scientist
Development of municipal stormwater management programs, stormwater master planning, research and stormwater grant mangement. 
Jim.Pease@vermont.gov 802-490-6116
Gianna Petito - Clean Water Initiative Grants Coordinator
Responsible for coordination of funding opportunities available through the Clean Water Initiative Program as well as coordination and progress tracking of projects.
Gianna.Petito@vermont.gov 802-636-7547
Marli Rupe - Agricultural Water Quality Section Chief
Responsible for assisting with development and implementation of agricultural projects, programs and funding within the Clean Water Initiative Program. Responsible for agricultural water quality issues, technical assistance and agriculture program coordination.
Marli.Rupe@vermont.gov 802-490-6171
Jill Sarazen - Green Infrastructure Collaborative Coordinator
Facilitates all aspects of The Green Infrastructure Collaborative (GIC), a partnership between Lake Champlain Sea Grant (LCSG) and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC) to combine efforts to bridge the gap between research, extension, and application of Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) and natural asset management in Vermont. 
Jillian.Sarazen@uvm.edu 802-656-2508
Lauren Sopher - Lake Champlain Basin Program Grants Manager
Assists with the management and administration of the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) State of Vermont grant from the U.S. EPA; creates Request for Proposals (RFPs), and grant and contract agreements; develops grant monitoring systems; serves as Technical Project Manager for LCBP-funded projects; and helps track and account for clean water projects.
Lauren.Sopher@vermont.gov 802-490-6134 
Rachel Wood - ARPA Clean Water Coordinator
Serve as the Program's primary consultant to coordinate with American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) program leads to meet state-required clean water performance reporting requirements. Provide general support for the development, implementation, operation, and communications of annual clean water funding initiatives..
Rachel.Wood@vermont.gov 802-461-7395
Mary Perchlik - ECO AmeriCorps Best Management Practice Verification Coordinator
Assists with program communications including email, social media and data visualization and the verification protocol for state-funded clean water projects. 
Mary.Perchlik@partner.vermont.gov   
Dam Safety Program
Ben Green, PE - Section Chief, Dam Safety Engineer
Administer the Dam Safety Program under 10 VSA Chapter 43. Review applications to construct or alter dams, conduct inspections, and perform other regulatory functions. Oversee operation, maintenance, and capital projects at 14 Department owned Dams. Work with dam owners regarding dam construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, and removal. 
Benjamin.Green@vermont.gov 802-622-4093
Steve Hanna - Dam Safety Engineer
Administer the Dam Safety Program under 10 VSA Chapter 43. Review applications to construct or alter dams, conduct inspections, and perform other regulatory functions. Assist with operation, maintenance, and capital projects at 14 Department owned Dams. Work with dam owners regarding dam construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, and removal.
Steven.Hanna@vermont.gov 802-490-6123
Andrew Sampsell, PE – Dam Safety Engineer
Assist with dam safety program duties including hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, inspections, policy, hazard classification determination, assist with operations and maintenance at State owned dams, and other related functions. 
Andrew.Sampsell@vermont.gov 802-636-7031
Russell McGinnis – Dam Safety Engineer
Assist with dam safety program duties including State dam asset management, operations and maintenance at State owned dams, Dams Inventory management,  inspections, policy, hazard classification determination, and other related functions. 
Russell.McGinnis@vermont.gov

802-636-7099

Water Infrastructure Financing Programs
Engineering Section
Jeff Fehrs, PE - Engineering Program Manager, CWSRF Program Manager
Jeff.Fehrs@vermont.gov 802-798-2094
Roger Bergeron - Chief Construction Engineer
Mentors construction engineers. Reviews Step III engineering scopes of service, final design plans and specifications for bidability and constructability for projects funded by CWSRF and DWSRF, monitors DBE efforts, Davis-Bacon pay requirements, and AIS requirements, attends monthly project meetings, bid openings, and project milestones.
Roger.Bergeron@vermont.gov 802-760-8135
Hugo Martínez Cazón, PE - Pollution Control Design Engineer
Reviews engineering scopes of service, preliminary engineering reports, environmental information documents, and final design plans and specifications for projects funded by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and performs NEPA environmental review and pollution control design assistance.
Hugo.Martinez.Cazon@Vermont.gov 802-522-5564
Lynnette Claudon, PE - Chief Pollution Control Design Engineer, Engineering Planning Advance Project Lead, Clean Watersheds Needs Survey Coordinator, and Chair Village Water and Wastewater Committee
Reviews engineering scopes of service, preliminary engineering reports, environmental information documents, and final design plans and specifications for projects funded by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, Vermont Pollution Control Grants, select Clean Water Initiative Grants, and performs NEPA-like environmental review and pollution control design assistance. Vermont Clean Watersheds Needs Survey Coordinator. Engineering Planning Advance Program Lead, Village ARPA Program Lead, performs outreach and technical assistance to unsewered communities. Division Records Liaison back up.
Lynnette.Claudon@vermont.gov 802-490-6226
Emily Hackett, EI - Environmental Engineer 
Reviews engineering scopes of service, preliminary engineering reports, environmental information documents, and final design plans and specifications for projects funded by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and performs NEPA environmental review and pollution control design assistance.  Technical Project Manager for Village ARPA Grants.
Emily.Hackett@Vermont.gov 802-261-0288 
Donald Haddox - Construction Engineer
Reviews Step III engineering scopes of service, final design plans and specifications for bidability and constructability for projects funded by CWSRF and DWSRF, monitors DBE efforts, Davis-Bacon pay requirements, and AIS requirements, attends monthly project meetings, bid openings, and project milestones.
Don.Haddox@vermont.gov 802-760-0370
Cynthia Parks, PE - Construction Engineer
Reviews Step III engineering scopes of service, final design plans and specifications for bidability and constructability for projects funded by CWSRF and DWSRF, monitors DBE efforts, Davis-Bacon pay requirements, and AIS requirements, attends monthly project meetings, bid openings, and project milestones.
Cynthia.Parks@vermont.gov 802-585-4913
Winn Wilson - Environmental Engineer
Technical Project Manager for ARPA CSO Grants. Reviews engineering scopes of service, preliminary engineering reports, environmental information documents, and final design plans and specifications for projects funded by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, Vermont Pollution Control Grants, and ARPA CSO Grants. WID website editor.
William.Wilson@vermont.gov 802-490-8019
Financial Management and Loan Section
Padraic Monks - Financial and Loan Programs Manager
Supervises Water Infrastructure Finance Program staff and manages multiple programs including the State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan programs and the ARPA 3-acre stormwater grant program.
Padraic.Monks@Vermont.gov 802-490-6169
Tom Brown - CWSRF Program Lead
CWSRF project priority list development, adoption, and modification. Receives and processes clean water planning, design and construction loan applications and applications for municipal water pollution control grants. Coordinates engineering service agreement reviews and provides technical, managerial, and financial capacity assistance to loan and grant recipients. Provide outreach, training, and marketing services for the Water Infrastructure Financing Programs.
Thomas.Brown@vermont.gov
anr.cwsrfplist@vermont.gov (for priority list applications only)
802-622-4205
Amy Galford - Drinking Water SRF Program Lead
Develops project priority list for the annual DWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP) including priority list application processing and coordinating review with DWGPD. Processes DWSRF loan applications. Responsible for planning loan forgiveness determinations. Tracks WID and DWGPD staff review of environmental information documents, engineering service agreements, and preliminary engineering reports for DWSRF projects. Reviews loan-related technical and managerial capacity.
amy.galford@vermont.gov
anr.dwsrfplist@vermont.gov (for priority list applications only)
802-585-4904
Meagan Stettnisch - ARPA 3-Acre Stormwater Grant Program Lead
Coordinates ARPA funding for "3-Acre Sites" subject to General Permit 3-9050. Technical project manager for 3-acre Public-Private Partnership projects. Manages grants and contracts for engineering and construction services and provides support to ensure landowners can access assistance programs.
meagan.stettnisch@vermont.gov 802-249-2413
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Water Infrastructure Planning and Pollution Accounting Program
Tactical Basin Planning District Map
Ethan Swift - Program Manager
Management of the Monitoring, Assessment and Planning Program. Expertise areas include monitoring program design, statewide and local water quality assessment, the Surface Water Management Strategy and Tactical Planning, and Water Quality Standards.
ethan.swift@vermont.gov 802-490-6141
Angela Allen - Watershed Coordinator
Rutland Office
Job Description: Watershed planning and watershed restoration projects in the Poultney Mettowee watershed, Otter Creek watershed, and Battenkill-Hoosic-Walloomsac watershed.
angie.allen@vermont.gov 802-490-9081
Karen Bates - Watershed Coordinator
Essex Office
Watershed planning and watershed restoration projects in the Winooski River Basin and the northern Lake Champlain watershed.
karen.bates@vermont.gov 802-490-6144
Marie Levesque Caduto - Watershed Coordinator
Springfield Office
Watershed planning and watershed restoration projects in the West, Williams and Saxtons Rivers, the Ottauquechee and Black Rivers, the Deerfield River and the Lower Connecticut River.
marie.caduto@vermont.gov 802-289-0633
Ben Copans - Watershed Coordinator
St. Johnsbury Office (802-751-2610)
Watershed planning and watershed restoration projects in the Passumpsic River Watershed, the Upper Connecticut River Watershed and the Lake Memphremagog Watershed.
ben.copans@vermont.gov 802-490-6143
Phillip Jones - Environmental Modeler
Focused on the statistical and geospatial analysis of data relating to surface water quality, hydrology, aquatic ecology, and watershed management.
phillip.jones@vermont.gov 802-490-8006
VACANT - Watershed Coordinator
Watershed planning and watershed restoration projects in the Lamoille River Watershed, the White River Watershed, and the Stevens, Wells, Waits, Ompompanoosuc Watershed.