Published DateMEREDITH — The Lakes Region Planning Commission will convene its 45th annual meeting on Monday, June 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Church Landing in Meredith.
Since it was first created in 1968 the LRPC has been grounded in the environment and the issues that affect air, land and water resources, with a special emphasis on water and that theme will continue this year as Commissioner Thomas Burack from the NH Department of Environmental Services will be the featured speaker.
Over the past seven years, Commissioner Burack has led and focused the state on pressing environmental and economic concerns, including climate change, the transition of the state toward a clean energy economy, as well as sustaining the
state's prized natural resources, like many great ponds, with names like Newfound, Ossipee, Squam, Webster, and Winnipesaukee, to name just a few.
Commissioner Burack is the immediate past president of the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), a non-profit, non-partisan association whose purpose is to improve the capability of state environmental agencies to protect and improve human health and the environment.
Prior to becoming DES commissioner Burack was in private practice, representing a wide range of commercial and individual interests in environmental, health and safety, and energy matters. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and chaired the Governor's Climate Change Policy Task Force.
He now serves as Chair of the NH Energy and Climate Collaborative, an association of public, private, nonprofit, and academic leaders.