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The CP&EA Team

Nan C. Stolzenburg, AICP:

Ms. Stolzenburg, founder of Community Planning & Environmental Associates and principal consultant is a Certified Planner (American Institute of Certified Planners). Ms. Stolzenburg has professional and personal experience in many areas of planning, facilitation, the environment, agriculture, public participation, writing, researching, and management. Nan has excellent oral and verbal communications skills as exemplified by the many publications written, workshops developed and conducted, and courses taught at SUNY Cobleskill and New York State Empire College. Other planning consulting work has involved comprehensive planning, zoning and land use, farmland protection, environmental review, community involvement and assessment, and survey design. As a member of a small, rural community in Schoharie County, Nan understands the unique characteristics and challenges facing rural communities. She assists her husband in the management of their 120-cow Holstein dairy farm, located in Schoharie County. Nan has a Masterís in Regional Planning degree from the University at Albany (1996), a Masterís in Wildlife Biology degree from the University of Massachusetts (1983), and a Bachelors degree from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Syracuse University (1980).

Don Meltz, AICP and GIS Specialist:

Mr. Meltz is a certified planner and GIS specialist with a MS in Regional Planning from the University at Albany. He specializes in GIS development and analysis and coordinates these services for all of our clients.

Associates of CP&EA

We team with other experienced specialists as needed. CP&EA has assembled a team of associates which are experts in a variety of fields. We develop a custom team to meet each clientís or communities individual needs. As such, it allows us to provide expert services at affordable costs for small communities. The CP& EA team is well versed at providing a full range of professional services related to the environment and planning.

E. M. Pemrick and Company

Ellen Pemrick, of E. M. Pemrick and Company is an economic planning and development specialist. The firm was established in 2006 by Ellen Morosoff Pemrick, a professional planner with more than 20 years of experience in economic development, community planning and policy analysis. Over the course of her career, she has developed a large and diverse project portfolio that includes economic development strategies, retail market analyses, and downtown revitalization plans.  Prior to establishing E.M. Pemrick and Company, Ellen Pemrick held long-term positions with private consulting firms, serving as Director of Economic Development for six years and Principal Planner for seven years. She also spent five years with the Legislative Commission on Skills Development and Vocational Education, where she conducted research and developed recommendations for the New York State Legislature on workforce needs and education and training programs.  Ellen Pemrick has a Master of Regional Planning degree, with a Concentration in Economic and Community Development, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Alpha Geoscience, Latham, NY:

Samuel W. Gowan, Ph.D. C.P.G.: Mr. Gowan is a specialist in hydrogeology and geology. His experience includes evaluation of ground and surface water resources; siting, permitting and impact evaluations for developments, hazardous waste facilities, municipal landfills; assessment of environmental contamination at construction and demolition sites; and aerial photograph interpretation. Dr. Gowan holds MS and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M University and is a registered professional geologist.

Sterling Environmental, Albany, NY:

Mark P. Millspaugh, P.E.: Mr. Millspaugh has over 21 years of experience involving a wide range of engineering projects in the fields of solid and hazardous waste management, water and wastewater facilities, environmental permitting, and expert testimony. Mr. Millspaugh has a B.S. and an MS degree from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

John Lyons, Grant and Lyons

John  Lyons is an attorney who has practiced actively in the fields of land use, environmental and real estate law since his admission to the bar in 1985. Since co-founding the firm of Grant & Lyons, LLP, in 1994, he has completely dedicated his practice to those fields.  He has represented municipalities in connection with land use, zoning and environmental matters and is particularly experienced in all facets of environmental reviews conducted pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). He is also experienced in defending both governmental and private lawsuits brought pursuant to State and Federal superfund laws. Mr. Lyons began his career as a litigator and has developed a broad range of litigation experience in connection with land use and environmental issues, and in particular with Article 78 proceedings. Mr. Lyons is a cum laude graduate of the Pace University School of Law, which is nationally recognized for its environmental law program. While a student at Pace, he was a published member of the Law Review. He is currently an officer of the New York State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section and sits on the Section’s Executive Committee. Mr. Lyons is the author of several articles on the subject of environmental law.


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