Conservation Commission


The Montpelier Conservation Commission (MCC) seeks to strengthen the relationship between people and nature in order to involve residents in the protection and enhancement of the City’s natural environment. The Commission is charged with advising the Planning Commission, City Council, and other city officials on issues concerning Montpelier’s natural resources.

Regular Meetings

The Conservation Commission generally meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. in Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main Street. The Commission may also schedule special meetings, subcommittee meetings, or workshops in addition to its regular schedule.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. Look for them in their respective tabs.


The Conservation Commission consists of 9 members and 1 alternate appointed by the City Council for terms ranging from 1 to 4 years. Members include:

James Brady, Chair
John Jose, Vice Chair
Roy Schiff
Page Guertin
Charles Hohn
Emily Byrne
Brenna Toman
Jamie Bates
Katie Michels (Alternate)
Michael Lazorchak (Alternate)

About the Commission
The Conservation Commission's duties are to carry out the goal of the City Master Plan to "preserve, enhance, and maintain the natural; the integration of built and natural settings; the special areas; and the high level of environmental quality which make Montpelier unique" and to inventory and advise the Planning Commission, the Development Review Board, and the City Council concerning the protection of natural features and environmental quality.