BILL PLOUFFE ELECTED VICE-CHAIR OF APPALACHIAN TRAIL CONSERVANCY'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS
July 6, 2011
Emory, VA (July 05, 2011) – On July 03, 2011, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) announced that Drummond Woodsum attorney Bill Plouffe of Freeport, Maine has been elected Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is made up of 15 elected volunteers who are elected to serve two-year terms.
During Bill's 20 years of environmental-law practice, he has represented clients before federal and state natural-resource agencies and been instrumental in drafting and passing many of the state environmental laws in effect in Maine today. He specializes in land-use issues for municipalities, is active in civic affairs, and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. He serves as President of the Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust, has served on the board of the Appalachian Mountain Club, and is a long-standing member of the Maine Appalachian Trail Club. His hiking credentials include membership in the New Hampshire and New England 4,000-Footer clubs.
"The Board of Directors of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy is made up of individuals with a diverse set of skills and expertise," stated David N. Startzell, Executive Director of the ATC. "They play a vital role in shaping both the organization and the Appalachian Trail project by adopting policies governing the Trail and by providing oversight of ATC programs, operations, and procedures to aid in achieving our organizational mission."
The Board is responsible for communicating the mission and the purpose of the ATC. They establish and maintain relationships with the stewardship council, clubs, partners, members, and other stakeholders. While enhancing the public standing of the ATC, they also ensure legal and ethical integrity and maintain accountability.