Ashley Andrews, Planner

Ashley provides Geographic Information Services (GIS) data, analysis, and maps.  She is responsible for the day-to-day operation of GIS services and maintains our IT network.  She also coordinates the Commission’s field services program, working with municipalities to inventory infrastructure, conduct transportation counts, and develop ash tree management plans.

Ashley earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/ Anthropology from the University of Maine at Farmington.  Prior to working at CVRPC, Ashley participated in seasonal archaeology in Maine, Vermont, and New York, was a Para Educator, and worked at a bank.  She enjoys being out on the water in her kayak, gardening, and playing with her daughter.

Rachel Bogart, Planning Technician

Rachel provides support for transportation activities.  He participates in the regional plan update through analyzing demographic, spatial and transportation data and supports CVRPC field services program by inventorying regional infrastructure and gathering data.

Rachel is a first year student at Vermont Law School and a graduate of the University of New Hampshire College of Health and Human Services.  Most recently, w worked with the Vermont State Legislature Senate Institutional Committee on behalf of the future legal community in Vermont.

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 the newsletter, 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 an Operations Manager for a regional case management company.  Nancy loves to trek in the woods, read a good book, and spend time with her grandkids.

Keith Cubbon, Planner

Keith assists municipalities with emergency management and transportation.  He is the primary contact for emergency management and hazard mitigation activities.  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.

Blaine Hoskins, Assistant Planner

Blaine provides supplementary staff assistance for a variety of planning projects, including collection of field data and development of planning studies, local and regional plans, ordinances and regulations.  She is the contact for Village Center Designation and renewal and healthy community initiatives.  Blaine staffs the Municipal Plan Review Committee.

Blaine served as a Peace Corps in Rwanda teaching English.  She assisted her host community to identify current strengths and how to maximize their benefits.  Blaine also worked as a planning intern with the City of Dothan, Alabama.  She surveyed the community to identify a target market for downtown housing.  Blaine earned a Bachelor’s of Consumer Affairs in Interior Design and a Master’s in Community Planning from Auburn University.  Blaine is an outdoor recreation enthusiast and enjoys fiber arts.

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, and 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 Masters 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.

Christian Meyer, Senior Planner

Christian manages CVRPC’s transportation program.  He is the primary contact for access management, bicycle and pedestrian issues, elderly and disabled transportation, public transit, pavement and bridge project programming.  He also represents our region in statewide modal planning efforts.  He staffs the Transportation Advisory Committee and Regional Elders and Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee.

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.

Nicholas Pellegrini, Planning Technician

Nick provides support for transportation activities.  He participates in the regional plan update through analyzing demographic, spatial and transportation data and supports CVRPC field services program by inventorying regional infrastructure and gathering data.

Nick is a second year student at Vermont Law School and a graduate of Tulane University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Science and Engineering.  At Tulane, he served as an intern for the Office of Sustainability Energy, conducting outreach to partners and affiliates, collecting and organizing building energy data, and launching a building retro-commissioning project.

Clare Rock, Senior Planner

Clare assists municipalities with land use planning, including municipal plans and bylaws.  She is the primary contact for the Regional Plan and for Act 250 and Section 248 project review.  Clare staffs the Project Review, Regional Plan, and Brownfield Committees.

Prior to joining CVRPC, Clare worked as a Zoning Administrator and Town Planner for several Vermont municipalities.  Clare earned a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Landscape Design and Planning from the Conway School of Design and is also Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM).

Brian Voigt, Senior Planner

Brian 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 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.

Bonnie Waninger, Executive Director

Bonnie provides leadership and visibility for the organization. She handles the administrative and organizational issues, as well as financial oversight.  She also coordinates with other Vermont regional planning commissions, State agencies, and the Vermont General Assembly.  Bonnie is the contact for municipal ARPA assistance.

Prior to joining CVRPC, Bonnie served as Executive Director of the Lamoille County Planning Commission and Assistant Director of the Northwest Regional Planning Commission.  She is a returned Peace Corps volunteer.  Bonnie earned dual Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design degrees from Ball State University.  She is a graduate of the Snelling Institute for Leadership.