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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)
  • Margaret Enloe (Coordinator), Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Jenna Valente (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
  • Jeffery Brainard, Maryland Sea Grant
  • Cindy Chance, National Park Service (NPS)
  • Kim Couranz, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
  • Margaret Enloe, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Natalie Gardner, Chesapeake Research Consortium
  • Mary Gattis, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Hannah Hamilton, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Samantha Kappalman,
  • Renee Kelly, Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (non voting)
  • Deb Kleiner, Choose Clean Water Coalition
  • Catherine Krikstan, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)
  • Michael Land, National Park Service (NPS)
  • Melissa Merritt, West Virginia Conservation Agency
  • 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
  • Will Parson, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Amy Pelsinsky, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)
  • Darlene Pisani, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Amy Robins, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Mark Shaffer, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Stephanie Smith , Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Guy Stephens, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)
  • Jenna Valente, Chesapeake Research Consortium
  • Tom Wenz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • John Wolf, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Kristen Wolf, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Tom Zolper, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Upcoming Events

    Communications Workgroup Monthly Meeting 08/06/2015

    Location

    Fish Shack

    Chesapeake Bay Program
    410 Severn Avenue
    Annapolis, MD 21403

    Date / Time:

    August 6, 2015
    9:45am - 11:00am

    Details:

    The monthly meeting/conference call of the Communications Workgroup

    D.C. Conference Line #2
    Phone: (866) 299-3188
    Code: (267)985-6222


Communications Workgroup Monthly Meeting 09/03/2015

Location

Fish Shack

Chesapeake Bay Program
410 Severn Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403

Date / Time:

September 3, 2015
9:45am - 11:00am

Details:

The monthly meeting/conference call of the Communications Workgroup

D.C. Conference Line #2
Phone: (866) 299-3188
Code: (267)985-6222


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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