Christian Meyer, Executive Director

Christian provides leadership and visibility for the organization. He handles the administrative and organizational issues, as well as financial oversight.  He coordinates with other Vermont regional planning commissions, State agencies, Partner organizations, and the Vermont General Assembly.

A Central Vermont native, Christian worked at a Metropolitan Planning Organization in Connecticut prior to joining the CVRPC team, where he administered the federal transportation planning process.  He earned a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and East Asian Studies.  Christian serves as a member of the Montpelier Transportation Infrastructure Committee.

Brian Voigt, Program Manager

Brian manages CVRPC’s natural resources program and its GIS and IT services.  He assists municipalities and CVRPC to plan and implement projects and programs involving water and mineral resources, agriculture, forests, and wildlife habitat and habitat connectors; foster a robust working landscape economy; and address invasive species impacts.  He leads CVRPC’s Clean Water Service Provider (CWSP) effort, water quality programs, and forest integrity work.  Brian staffs the Winooski Basin Water Quality Council.

Brian is a natural resource planner and quantitative geographer (GIS mapping, analysis, and modeling).  Since 2010, he has been with the University of Vermont in lecture and research positions, teaching GIS and acting as project lead for state and federal-sponsored grants related to natural resource, land use, social, and economic issues to facilitate planning and decision-making.  Brian has served as a member of the Waitsfield Planning Commission for ~10 years and is their current representative to the Mad River Valley Planning District.

Reuben MacMartin, Senior Transportation Planner

Rueben is the primary contact for our transportation program including access management, bicycle and pedestrian issues, elderly and disabled transportation, public transit, pavement and bridge project programming. He staffs the Transportation Advisory Committee and Regional Elders and Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee.

Originally from Central Vermont, Rueben was involved in transportation planning for over 10 years at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. He earned an MSc in International Development from the University of Edinburgh, a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelors in Political Science from Norwich University.

Samantha Lash, Planner

Sam provides assistance for addressing climate change and Vermont’s clean energy goals.  She develops enhanced energy plans and integrates energy into the municipal and regional plans.  She also plans and implements projects that address strategies in Vermont’s Comprehensive Energy and Climate Action Plans.

Sam recently served as the Municipal Resilience Program Coordinator for the Nature Conservancy in Rhode Island.  For 10 years, she led and supervised teams up to 50 students in archaeological field work around the world for Brown University, writing grants, managing data, and managing community and institutional relationships.  She earned a Master’s of Arts in Classical Art and Archaeology and a Master’s of Science in Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences.  Sam currently is a Ph.D. candidate in archaeology at Brown University.  She previously was a member of the Williston Energy Committee.

Keith Cubbon, Planner

Keith helps municipalities become more resilient by guiding them through emergency management and transportation.  He is the primary contact for hazard mitigation planning.  Keith is the contact for municipal ARPA assistance.  He staffs the Regional Emergency Management Committee (REMC).

Prior to joining CVRPC, Keith provided GIS support and oversaw lease operations for an independent natural gas provider.  He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from West Virginia University and has been an active volunteer with the Friends of Oil Creek State Park in various roles.

Lincoln Frasca, Planner

Lincoln provides support to CVRPC’s Clean Water Service Provider and water quality programs. He assists municipalities to plan and implement projects and programs involving water and mineral resources, agriculture, forests, and wildlife habitat and habitat connectors; foster a robust working landscape economy; and address invasive species impacts.  Lincoln staffs the Clean Water Advisory Committee.

Prior to joining CVRPC, Lincoln most recently worked in the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Community Wildlife Program. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont, and has completed the Vermont Master Naturalist Program. He is a current member of the Montpelier Parks Commission and has a great deal of experience in both environmental stewardship and conservation as well as outdoor leadership and recreation.

Elaine (Eli) Toohey, Community Development Planner

Eli provides technical assistance and additional capacity to our municipalities, growing our brownfields assessment program, supporting our regional economic development program, and providing leadership on other special projects as needed, including grant writing and grant administration.  Eli staffs the Brownfields Advisory Committee.

Prior to joining CVRPC, Eli provide leadership for the Greater Barre Working Communities Challenge. She has also worked with Capstone Community Action, Earthwalk VT, and Another Way Community Center. She earned an Associates of Science in Business from Community College of Vermont and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Union Institute and University.

Will Pitkin, Community Planner

Will helps municipalities identify and achieve their goals in addressing the housing shortage; protecting forests, water and farmlands; adapting to climate change and mitigating flood impacts; and revitalizing village centers.  He is the primary contact for the Regional Plan and for Act 250 and Section 248 project review.  Will staffs the Project Review Committee and Regional Plan Committee.

Prior to joining CVRPC, Will worked several years for the Mintz Group, and most recently was Middlebury’s alternate delegate for the Addison County Regional Planning Commission.  He earned an MLA in Environmental Planning from University of California – Berkley, and a Bachelors in Environmental Analysis at Pomona College.

Niki Sabado, Land Use & Community Planner

Niki supports municipalities to draft town plans that set a municipal course to meet the State planning goals. She also provides technical assistance with questions relating to bylaws and takes on special projects as needed.  Niki reviews municipal plans for compliance with the regional plan and staffs the Municipal Plan Review Committee.

Prior to joining CVRPC, Niki worked as a Project Manager and Senior Designer in Southern California; and a Landscape Design and Outreach Consultant in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  Niki has earned a Master with Distinction of Sustainability Leadership from Arizona State University; and a Master with Honors of Landscape Architecture from Edinburgh College of Art.  Niki grew up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains in West Virginia’s eastern panhandle.

Nancy Chartrand, Office Manager

Nancy improves our customer service by creating a productive work environment for the CVRPC team and supporting planning staff as they implement projects.  Part of her role includes maintaining our contact database, developing weekly news, managing social media, organizing meetings, and providing general administrative assistance to the Commission.

Nancy earned a Bachelor of Arts from Northern Vermont University.  Before joining CVRPC, she was Regional Operations Manager for a regional case management company.  Nancy loves to trek in the woods, spend time with her grandkids, and discover new places through travel.