Welcome New CLCC Steering Committee Members

On February 29, the CLCC Steering Committee welcomed Stewart Hudson (Audubon Connecticut) and Chuck Toal (Colchester Land Trust) as new members to serve a 2-year term.   

The CLCC Articles of Association allow for up to 19 members on its Steering Committee.  In considering new nominees we look for those with a depth of knowledge about land conservation in Connecticut, who represent geographically diverse parts if the state, and who will bring real added value to CLCC as it works to achieve its mission to ensure the long term strength and viability of land conservation in the state. 

Chuck and Stewart certainly fit the bill.  

Chuck Toal, CLCC Steering Committee Member

Chuck Toal  is a founding board member of the Colchester Land Trust (13 years).   Chuck has served as Vice President for two terms as well as past chair of the Community Outreach committee, member of the Funding Committee, member of the Landowner Contact committee and chaired the Accreditation committee, helping CLT achieve accreditation in 2015. 

Chuck has successfully negotiated with land owners, written numerous grants, worked with high school students and scouts on projects and assisted in the road race and other community events. Chuck is chairing the CLT 8th annual on line auction, Fine Art of Living, for the first time in 2015. Chuck resides in Noank, CT since 2014 and works for Wigwam Mills, Inc. as National Sales Manager since 1995. 

Stewart Hudson, CLCC Steering Committee Member

A resident of Madison, Stewart J. Hudson is the Vice President and Executive Director for Audubon Connecticut. At Audubon, Mr. Hudson leads and implements conservation goals and strategies in the state and expands the geographic reach of Audubon Connecticut's programs across the state and the region.

Stewart is former President of the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, a family foundation based in Meriden, CT.    In 2008 and again in 2012 he served on the Environment and Energy Policy Committee of the Obama Presidential Campaign.
From 1986-1998 he served in a variety of senior positions at the National Wildlife Federation and was Executive Director of the Jane Goodall Institute from 1998-2001.

Mr. Hudson was founding Chair of SmartPower, the clean energy marketing group; and serves on the Keystone Energy Board and the Coalition for Green Capital. He is also on the advisory board of the Yale Center for Business and the Environment; and Environment Northeast.