Protect the Adirondacks has introduced that Claudia Braymer, an environmental legal professional and native authorities official from Glens Falls, New York, has joined the group as its new Deputy Director. Braymer is an legal professional who has labored on environmental instances throughout New York State and was co-counsel on Protect the Adirondacks’ profitable lawsuit that upheld and defended the Forever Wild clause in the State Constitution in 2021. She additionally serves as a Supervisor, elected from the City of Glens Falls, on the Warren County Board of Supervisors.
The Deputy Director works on all program and administrative points at Protect the Adirondacks. Braymer’s hiring is a part of the group’s long-term employees succession planning. While there isn’t a present timetable in line with the group’s leaders, it’s anticipated that sooner or later inside the subsequent few years Braymer will take over as Executive Director for the group, succeeding long-time Adirondack Park advocate Peter Bauer.
Braymer joins with Christopher Amato, a long-time environmental legal professional, who joined Protect the Adirondacks as its Conservation Director and Counsel in 2022, on the employees together with Peter Bauer, the Executive Director. The trio will anchor the work of Protect the Adirondacks over the subsequent a number of years as the group continues to increase and plan for its long-term future.
For greater than ten years, Claudia Braymer has been in the non-public follow of legislation practising in the areas of environmental legislation, zoning and planning, actual property, and municipal legislation. She has represented environmental teams, neighborhood activists, and particular person landowners earlier than native municipal boards and state businesses, together with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). Claudia was considered one of the attorneys for Protect the Adirondacks in the historic Article 14 case that discovered that the extra-wide Class II trails in the Forest Preserve accepted and constructed by DEC and APA violated the Constitution.
Braymer has a level in Environmental Resource Management from the Pennsylvania State University. She studied a number of areas of pure sources science, and after commencement labored as an environmental guide for Booz Allen Hamilton in Arlington, VA. She additionally performed rugby for the U.S. Women’s Rugby Team from 2005 to 2010, taking part in two World Cups throughout that point.
Braymer serves as a co-chair of the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserve committee of the Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. Braymer lives in Glens Falls together with her husband and their two youngsters. They take pleasure in mountaineering, canoeing and exploring wilderness areas throughout the Adirondacks.
Protect the Adirondacks is an IRS-approved non-profit group devoted to the preservation and stewardship of the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park. Their mission is to guard the Adirondack Park’s wild character for present and future generations. PROTECT pursues this mission by means of a mix of advocacy, grassroots organizing, impartial public oversight, analysis, water high quality monitoring, schooling, and authorized motion.
Protect the Adirondacks was fashioned in 2009 as the results of a merger between two long-standing environmental conservation teams in the Adirondack Park, the Resident’s Committee to Protect the Adirondacks (est. 1991) and the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks (est. 1901).
Protect the Adirondacks is managed by a 21-member Board of Directors of Adirondack leaders with experience in environmental legislation, native authorities, Adirondack environmental and cultural historical past, state company administration, and small enterprise. Protect the Adirondacks maintains an workplace in a 100% vitality environment friendly, solar-and wind-powered workplace in Johnsburg in the central Adirondacks. For extra data go to their web site.