Clean Water Advisory Committee

The Clean Water Advisory Committee (CWAC) oversees CVRPC’s water quality planning program in accordance with CVRPC plans, policies, and procedures; acts as a liaison between local communities and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources; and provides local and regional input regarding water quality issues important to the region.

FY22 Members:
Commissioner Representatives

Amy Hornblas, Cabot (Chair)

Ron Krauth, Middlesex

John Brabant, Calais

Rich Turner, Williamstown (alternate)

Municipal Representatives

Emily Ruff, Orange

Russ Barrett, Northfield

John Hoogenboom, Moretown

Larry Becker, Middlesex

Joyce Manchester, Moretown







Clean Water Advisory Committee Member Solicitation

 Please submit to CVRPC via email at or via  mail at 29 Main Street, Suite 4, Montpelier VT 05602 no later than Friday, April 15, 2022.  Thank you!


The Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission is requesting municipal nominations for seats on its Clean Water Advisory Committee (CWAC).

We encourage you to share the application forms below with interested boards, committees, staff, and volunteers. Municipal interest areas may be:  Selectboards/City Council, Planning Commissions, Conservation Commissions, Public Works/Road Crew, Water/Wastewater Operators, Transportation Committees, and facility committees, such as parks and recreation.

CVRPC is seeking municipal representatives to serve on the CWAC who can provide the following expertise:

  • Knowledgeable about municipal interaction with Vermont and Federal clean water policy.
  • Knowledgeable about one or more clean water topics.
  • Interest in participating in ANR’s Basin Planning process.

The CWAC meets bi-monthly on the second Thursday of the month (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov) from 4-6 pm at the CVRPC office in Montpelier.  CWAC members may participate in-person or via remote meeting technology. CWAC membership includes three (3) representatives from CVRPC’s Board of Commissioners and five (5) municipal representatives.

Interested individuals should complete the enclosed application form and submit it via email at or via mail to 29 Main Street, Suite 4, Montpelier VT 05602) to arrive no later than Friday, April 15, 2022.

The applications are available below:

CWAC Application Form – PDF Fillable Format               |            CWAC Application Form – Word Format

Questions can be directed to Bonnie Waninger, Executive Director, at or 802-229-0389.

 Thank you in advance for your interest in CVRPC’s Clean Water Advisory Committee!