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Communications Workgroup

Scope and Purpose

The Communications Workgroup provides leadership for the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) Communications Office in terms of strategic planning and expert communications advice that best supports that office in meeting its goals of:

  1. supporting the communication needs of the CBP partners, and
  2. spurring public action through consistent messaging, expanded media coverage, use of multimedia and online tools, comprehensive branding and promotion, outreach to stakeholders, and coordinated internal and external communications. 

Additionally, the workgroup serves in an advisory capacity to the various Bay Program subcommittees, committees and workgroups, and in a supportive role for the CBP leadership, providing expert perspective on communications-related issues in both cases.  Lastly, the workgroup provides a forum to discuss Bay-related communications activities, initiatives and issues that cross state and other jurisdictional boundaries, in an effort to better connect CBP science and partners with the public.


  • Michael Land (Chair), National Park Service (NPS)
  • Samantha Kappalman (Vice-Chair), Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Margaret Enloe (Coordinator), Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

  • Greg Barranco, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Jessica Blackburn, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Cindy Chance, National Park Service (NPS)
  • Kim Couranz, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
  • Steve Droter, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Matt Ellis, Chesapeake Research Consortium Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (non voting)
  • 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)
  • William Hayden, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Donna Henry, District of Columbia Department of the Environment (DDOE)
  • Samantha Kappalman, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Donnelle Keech, The Nature Conservancy
  • Deb Kleiner, Choose Clean Water Coalition
  • Catherine Krikstan, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Philip Miller, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
  • Leila Mitchell, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Amy Pelsinsky, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)
  • Darlene Pisani, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Ben Sears, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Andrew Stacy, West Virginia Conservation Agency
  • Guy Stephens, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)
  • Nita Sylvester, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Jenna Valente, Chesapeake Research Consortium
  • Tom Wenz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Andy Zemba, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Tom Zolper, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Upcoming Events

    Communications Workgroup Monthly Meeting 05/02/2014

    Location

    Suite 305A Conference Room

    Chesapeake Bay Program Offices
    410 Severn Avenue
    Annapolis, MD 21403

    Date / Time:

    May 2, 2014
    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 06/05/2014

Location

Suite 305A Conference Room

Chesapeake Bay Program Offices
410 Severn Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403

Date / Time:

June 5, 2014
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

  • 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


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