Joint Legislative Public Hearings On
2015-2016 Executive Budget Proposal
Environmental Conservation
January 28, 2015
Hearing Room B Legislative Office Building


Joe Martens
Commissioner, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Rose Harvey
Commissioner, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

Richard Ball
Commissioner, New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets

John B. Rhodes
President & CEO, NYSERDA

Kelly Young
Deputy Director of Public Policy, New York Farm Bureau

Laura Ten Eyck
Senior NY Project & Outreach Manager, American Farmland Trust

Lance Robson
Chairman, NYS Fish & Wildlife Management Board

Charles Parker
President, NYS Conservation Council, Inc.

Jessica Ottney Mahar
Director of Government Affairs, The Nature Conservancy

Sean Mahar
Director of Government Affairs, Audubon New York

Kevin Chlad
Executive Director, Adirondack Council

William Cooke
Director of Government Relations, Citizens Campaign for the Environment

Laura DiBette
Director, Parks Program & Government Relations, Parks & Trails New York

Michael Dulong
Staff Attorney, Riverkeeper

Joseph Stelling
Fiscal Policy Associate, Environmental Advocates of NY

Andy Bicking
Director of Public Policy, Scenic Hudson

Neil Woodworth
Executive Director, Adirondack Mountain Club

Susan McDonough
Chair, Committee on Animal Cruelty Issues, NYS Humane Association

R. Harry Booth
Chair, NYS Association of Agriculture Fairs

Mark St. Jacques

Erik Kulleseid
Sr. Vice President, Director, Alliance for NYS Parks, Open Space Institute and Alliance For NYS Parks

Written Testimony
Aaron Bouska
Vice President, Government and Community Relations, The New York Botanical Garden

Eric Carlson
President & CEO, Empire Forest Products Association

Christopher Goeken
Director of Public Policy and Government Relations, NY League of Conservation Voters

Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA)

Kristy LaManche
Program Coordinator, Finger Lakes – Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance

New York State Bar Association

Linda Shaw
Environmental Lawyer, Upstate New York