HVA chief receives award
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Congratulations to HVA Executive Director Lynn Werner for receiving the Connecticut Outstanding Environmental Leadership Award from the Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources on March 16 at its annual conference at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.
Lynn joined HVA in 1983, helping citizens respond effectively to local environmental problems.
She assumed the executive directorship in 1995.
HVA has since doubled in size and capacity with staff working at all levels of public and private environmental decision-making in the region.
Lynn helped form and then co-chaired the Clean Water Coalition.
She served on the legislative Aquifer Protection Task Force.
She serves as co-chair of the Connecticut Highlands Coalition Committee, part of a four-state effort to preserve the last remaining large tracts of land throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and western Connecticut.
Lynn is a founding member and former president of the Rivers Alliance of Connecticut.
She is a member and former chair of the Rivers Advisory Committee for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
She is a member on the boards of the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters, Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition, Earthshare New England and Earthshare National.
In her hometown, Lynn serves as chair of the Kent Inland Wetlands Commission and is an appointed member of the Kent Land Acquisition Advisory Committee.