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Communications Workgroup

Scope and Purpose

The Communications Workgroup offers communications advice to the Chesapeake Bay Program's Communications Office in order to help this office meet its goals of: (1) supporting the communications needs of Bay Program partners, and (2) spurring public action through consistent messaging and media coverage, comprehensive branding and promotion, stakeholder outreach, and coordinated internal and external communications.

The workgroup also advises various subcommittees, committees and workgroups and offers support to Bay Program leadership by providing expert perspective on communications-related issues. Lastly, the workgroup provides a forum to discuss Bay-related communications activities, initiatives and issues that cross jurisdictional boundaries in an effort to better connect Bay Program science and partners with the public.


  • Bill Hayden (Chair), Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Catherine Krikstan (Vice-Chair), University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)
  • Stephanie Smith (Coordinator), Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Joan Smedinghoff (Staff), Chesapeake Research Consortium

  • Jay Apperson, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Greg Barranco, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Jessica Blackburn, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Citizens’ Advisory Committee
  • Jeffery Brainard, Maryland Sea Grant
  • Dan Brellis, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Shanita Brown, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Cindy Chance, National Park Service (NPS)
  • Kim Couranz, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
  • Caroline Donovan, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)
  • Natalie Gardner, Chesapeake Research Consortium, Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (non voting)
  • Mary Gattis, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Jennifer Greiner, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  • Hannah Hamilton, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Mary-Angela Hardwick, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Donna Henry, District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)
  • Samantha Kappalman, The Hatcher Group
  • Renee Kelly, Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (non voting)
  • Michael Land, National Park Service (NPS)
  • Philip Miller, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
  • Leila Mitchell, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Laurie Naismith, Virginia Marine Resources Commission
  • Krista Parra, U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
  • Will Parson, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Amy Pelsinsky, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)
  • Kristen Peterson, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Stephen Schatz, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Mark Shaffer, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Stephanie Smith , Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Tanya Spano, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • Guy Stephens, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)
  • Tom Wenz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • John Wolf, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Kristen Wolf, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Bill Wolfe, West Virginia Conservation Agency
  • Tom Zolper, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Upcoming Events

    Communications Workgroup Monthly Meeting 03/03/2016

    Location

    Joe Macknis Memorial Conference Room

    Date / Time:

    March 3, 2016
    9:45am - 11:00am

    Details:

    The monthly meeting/conference call of the Communications Workgroup.

    DC Conference Bridge #1
    Phone: (866) 299-3188
    Code: (410) 267-5731

    Remote access: https://epawebconferencing.acms.com/comm/


Communications Workgroup Monthly Meeting 04/07/2016

Location

Joe Macknis Memorial Conference Room

Date / Time:

April 7, 2016
9:45am - 11:00am

Details:

The monthly meeting/conference call of the Communications Workgroup.

DC Conference Bridge #1
Phone: (866) 299-3188
Code: (410) 267-5731

Remote access: https://epawebconferencing.acms.com/comm/


Past Meetings & Events

  • January 8, 2015 - Comm Wkgp Extended Mtg
  • March 8, 2012 - Communications Workgroup
  • January 26, 2012 - Communications Annual Meeting
  • November 13, 2008 - Communications Workgroup Meeting
  • September 11, 2008 - Communications Workgroup Mtg
  • November 14, 2006 - Communications Workgroup
  • January 10, 2006 - Communications Workgroup
  • November 8, 2005 - Communications Workgroup
  • July 26, 2005 - Communications Workgroup
  • June 1, 2005 - Communications Workgroup
  • January 25, 2005 - Communications Workgroup

  • Communications Workgroup Charter

    The Communications Workgroup offers communications advice to the Chesapeake Bay Program's Communications Office in order to help this office meet its goals of: (1) supporting the communications needs of Bay Program partners, and (2) spurring public action through consistent messaging and media coverage, comprehensive branding and promotion, stakeholder outreach, and coordinated internal and external communications. The workgroup also advises various subcommittees, committees and workgroups and offers support to Bay Program leadership by providing expert perspective on communications-related issues. Lastly, the workgroup provides a forum to discuss Bay-related communications activities, initiatives and issues that cross jurisdictional boundaries in an effort to better connect Bay Program science and partners with the public. 



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