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Commissioner's Office
Contact Information


Department of Environmental Conservation
Commissioner's Office
1 National Life Drive, Main 2
Montpelier, Vermont 05620-3520
telephone: 802-828-1535
fax: 802-828-1541

Commissioner's Office Staff


Alyssa B. Schuren
Commissioner 802-828-1556
George Desch
Deputy Commissioner 802-828-1556
Linda Riddell
Executive Assistant



Rebecca Ellis

Senior Policy Advisor 802-561-6861

Matthew Chapman

Associate General Counsel


Gary Kessler, Director

Compliance & Enforcement 802-498-7891

Administration & Innovation Division

Joanna Pallito
Administrative Services Director 802-490-6238

Tracy LaFrance
Financial Director 802-498-7074
Stephanie Lanphear
Administrative Svcs Coordintor 802-498-7832
Patricia LaRose
Financial Specialist 802-477-3405

Julia Stone

Grants Specialist


Jean Perrigo

Administrative Assistant 802-828-1535

Carey Henstenberg

DEC Planning Manager 802-595-1632

Jean Nicolai

Environmental Program Manager 802-585-4888

Greg Lutchko

DEC Systems Coordinator 802-272-4529

Justin Kenney

Business Technology Project Mgr 802-490-6118

Matt Moran

Business Technology Project Mgr 802-522-5729

Alex Geller

BusinessProcess Analyst 802-249-5601

Mark Davis

Systems Developer III 802-233-7445

Assistance Numbers
Permit Specialists
DEC provides permit assistance through ANR's regional and satellite offices. The Permit Specialists are available in these offices to answer your questions about the permit process.

Environmental Assistance Hotline: 1-800-974-9559
Call for help with:
- Pollution Prevention / Waste Reduction
- Mercury related topics
- Business Compliance Assistance
- Municipal Compliance Assistance

Emergency Numbers

Please click here for a listing of emergency telephone numbers
such as for hazardous spill reporting, or contacting an Environmental Enforcement Officer


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