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Stakeholder Interviews

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has invited a number of representatives of different Delaware groups to participate in an initial set of stakeholder interviews to help guide DNREC in developing the process it will use to develop regulations for Coastal Zone Conversion Permits.

Invitation Letter

Invitations were sent in an email from Susan E. Love, Climate and Sustainability Lead, Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy.

Interviews will be conducted by an independent consulting firm. They will summarize the thoughts and opinions heard into a document with recommendations for DNREC to consider.  A report summarizing the findings will be distributed to participants and posted online when complete.

Stakeholders Invited

The following stakeholders were sent an invitation to participate in the initial interviews for the project.

Bryan Townsend, State Senator, District 11 (State Agency, Elected Officials)

Debra Heffernan, State Representative, District 6 (State Agency, Elected Officials)

Stephanie Hansen, State Senator, District 10 (State Agency, Elected Officials)

Edward Osienski, State Representative, District 24 (State Agency, Elected Officials)

Cerron Cade, Director, Delaware Economic Development Office (State Agency, Business)

Paul Morrill, Executive Director, Committee of 100 (Business Association)

James DeChene, Delaware Chamber of Commerce (Business Association)
Possible alternate or additional participant: Rich Hefron

Gene Bailey, Executive Director, Diamond State Port Corporation (Business, Port)

Marian Young, Owner, Brightfields Inc. and VP DEED (Business, Consultant)

David Carter, Good Government

Brenna Goggin, Advocacy Director, Delaware Nature Society (Non-Governmental Organization, Environment)
Possible alternate or additional participants: Lorraine Fleming and Dick Fleming

Bob Whetzel, Environmental Lawyer, Richards, Layton, and Finger (Business Association)

Keith Delaney, Owner/Manager, D2 Management (Business, Developer)
Possible alternate or additional participant: Brian McGlinchy

Peggy Schultz, Delaware League of Women Voters (Non-Governmental Organization, Good Government, Environment)

Stephanie Herron, Staff, Delaware Sierra Club (Non-Governmental Organization, Environment)
Possible alternate or additional participant: Debbie Heaton

Amy Roe (Environment, Environmental Justice)

James Maravelias, President, Delaware Building and Construction Trades Council and AFLCIO
Possible alternate or additional participants: Mike Hackendorn and Patrick Allen

Rich Hall, General Manager, New Castle County (Government Agency)
Possible alternate or additional participant: Tamika Evans

Stanley Green, Mayor, Delaware City (Government, Municipal)

Richard Legatski, Chair, Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board (Government Agency)

Matt Delpizzo, President, Delaware Audubon Society (Non-Governmental Organization, Environment, Birds)

Ken Krystal, Environmental Lawyer, Widener Law Clinic (Non-Governmental Organization, Environment)

Michelle Roberts, Environmental Justice for All (Non-Governmental Organization, Environmental Justice)

Albert Shields, Adviser, Delaware Governor’s Office (State Agency)

David Sophrin, Director of Policy, Wilmington Mayor’s Office (Government, Municipal)

Bill Freeborn, Executive Vice President, Delaware Contractors’ Association (Business Association)

Guy Marcozzi, President, Duffield Associates Consulting (Business, Developer)

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