Kate Charbonneau

Regional Network: 
Chesapeake Regional Network
Class Year: 
Executive Director
Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake & Atlantic Coastal Bays
Annapolis, MD

Kate Charbonneau is an environmental planner currently serving as Executive Director to the Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays. She has over 10 years experience advocating and implementing complex environmental law and policy based on the principles of watershed management. 

Career History

  • Executive Director; 2016 - Present
  • Regional Program Chief;  2008 - 2016​
  • Natural Resource Planner IV; 2006 - 2008

Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays   

  • Environmental Planner;  2004 – 2006

Sullivan County NY Department of Planning

  • Natural Resources Educator;  2002 - 2004

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County, NY           

  • Fellow - EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Office; 1999 - 2000

Chesapeake Research Consortium                                                                                        



Masters of Forest Resources;  Pennsylvania State University, 2002

Option in Watershed Stewardship, Center for Watershed Stewardship

Bachelor of Arts, Biology; St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 1998


Professional Training

American Institute of Certified Planners, 2010



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