7:30 AM Buffet Breakfast
8:00 AM Program
As Commissioner of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MDEP), Darryl Brown has a major voice in the on-going, statewide conversation about reconfiguring the regulatory environment within which Maine businesses operate.
Please join us on April 27th at the Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn Riverwatch as Maineís new Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection discusses the LePage Administration's environmental policy goals and the status of the Administrationís regulatory reform package, shares his vision for the role of the DEP, and his top priorities as Commissioner.
About our Panelist:
Darryl Brown is Commissioner of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. He was nominated by Governor Paul LePage and subsequently confirmed by the Maine Senate in February 2011. Commissioner Brown directs Maine DEPís many programs to protect and improve public health and Maineís water, air and environmental quality. The Department of Environmental Protection employs more than 400 scientists, engineers, geologists and environmental specialists in four offices across the state.
Darryl is a Maine native, raised in Richmond. He attended the University of Maine, Orono, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Soil Sciences in 1966, then went on to earn a Masters in Agronomy in 1969. Darryl also spent some time as a special engineering student at Northwestern University from 1970 to 1971. Immediately following Graduate School, Darryl taught soils, soil chemistry, and soil conservation at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Darryl started work as a consulting soil scientist in 1971.
In 1974, Darryl founded Main-Land Development Consultants, Inc. He built the company from the ground up, adding surveying, engineering, and support staff to create a full-service consulting firm. While at Main-Land, Darryl performed a wide range of work, from soil testing for small residential septic systems to adding his considerable experience on multi-million dollar developments, in addition to his duties as President of the company.
Darryl has consulted on many high-profile projects, including:
- Saddleback Ski Resort- Dallas Plantation, Maine
- Mt. Abrams Family Ski Resort- Greenwood, Maine
- Powder Ridge Subdivision- a 99 lot residential subdivision in Newry, Maine
- Scotty Brook at Black Mountain- a 308 unit mixed residential subdivision in Rumford
- Belgrade Lakes Golf Course
- Environmental site assessments for Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust
Darryl is a member of:
- Maine Association of Professional Soil Scientists
- Maine Association of Site Evaluators
- Maine Association of Wetland Scientists
- National Rural Water Association
- Maine Rural Water Association
- Board of Directors, Franklin Memorial Hospital
- Board of Directors, University of Maine Foundation