The Woodlands Partnership of Northwest Massachusetts has six standing committees, in addition to the full Board. All committees meet at least twice per year, and are subject to the Commonwealth’s Open Meeting laws. 

Executive Committee

Dicken CraneWindsorChair
Art SchwengerHeathVice Chair
Alain PeteroyFranklin Land TrustClerk
Robert O’ConnorMassachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
Rhonda AndersonOhketeau Cultural Center
Russ RichardsonMassachusetts Forest Alliance
Constance CarpenterConstance Carpenter — acting U.S. Forest Service Representative

Finance & Budgeting

Joe NowakAdamsChair
Dicken CraneWindsorBoard Chair
Chris CozzaglioBerkshire Regional Planning Commission
Bob O’ConnorMassachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
Keith RossSociety of American Foresters, Massachusetts Chapter

Education, Outreach, & Research

Marybeth ChichesterFranklin Regional Council of GovernmentsChair
Hannah PoplawskiRoweNotetaker
Rhonda AndersonOhketeau Cultural Center
Hank ArtWilliamstown
Greg Cox
Rick PeltierUMass Amherst, Public Health & Health Sciences Faculty
Alice HoughtalingMonroe

Forest Conservation

Alain PeteroyFranklin Land TrustChair
Elyane MurphyHoosic River Watershed AssociationNotetaker
Doug BrownBerkshire Natural Resources Council
Deb DonaldsonConway
Larry FlaccusShelburne
Sheila KelliherDeerfield River Watershed Association
Keith NislowU.S. Forest Service Liaison, Northern Research Station at UMass Amherst

Municipal Financial Sustainability

Sam HauptPeruChair
Ron BosleyFlorida
Liz KidderLeyden
Mark PhelpsNew Ashford
Art SchwengerHeath

Natural Resource Based Economic Development

Chris SkellyBucklandNotetaker
Jay HealyCharlemont
Russ RichardsonMassachusetts Forest Alliance
Andrew FitchLever, Inc.
John WaiteFranklin County Community Development Corporation

Please consult our calendar to find out when committees will be meeting.

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