WLA’s policy, advocacy, and education work is driven by a dynamic and diverse Steering Committee that includes members of many key organizations that focus on agricultural and conservation issues in Connecticut.
WLA Steering Committee
Joseph Bonelli – University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension
Bonnie Burr – University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension
Dina Brewster – CT-NOFA
Paul Elconin – Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust
Gordon Gibson – Connecticut State Grange
Eric Hammerling – Connecticut Forest and Park Association
Terry Jones – Chairperson, Jones Family Farms, Shelton
Kip Kolesinskas – Manchester, CT
Ellie Angerame – New CT Farmer Alliance
Elisabeth Moore – Connecticut Farmland Trust
Robin Lamott Sparks – End Hunger CT!
Amy Paterson – Connecticut Land Conservation Council
Richard Roberts – Halloran & Sage, L.L.P.
Jim Smith – Cushman Farm
Keith Stechshulte – Farm Credit East
Joan Nichols – Connecticut Farm Bureau Association
Amanda Fargo-Johnson – Connecticut RC and D
Chelsea Gazillo – Working Lands Alliance Director
Armando Paolino – Lobbyist, Paolino Public Affairs Consulting