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State agency environmental administrator

Christopher Recchia, American State agency environmental administrator.


Recchia, Christopher was born on November 29, 1958 in Wantagh, New York, United States. Son of Michael Anthony and Adele Alma (Gluck) Recchia.


Bachelor in Zoology, University Vermont, 1980. Master Studies in Environmental Law cum laude, Vermont Law School, 1982. Master of Environmental Studies, Yale University, 1984.


Research technician department physiology and biophysics University Vermont College Medicine, Burlington, 1980-1981. Environmental intern The Conservation Foundation, Washington, 1983. Environmental analyst Coastal Resource Management division Connecticut Department Environmental Protection, Hartford, 1984-1985, senior environmental analyst, 1985-1989.

Manager environmental programs Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, 1989-1991, director environmental programs, 1991-1996. Deputy commissioner Vermont Department Environmental Conservation, 1997—2001, commissioner, 2001—2003. Executive director Ozone Transport Commission, Washington, since 2003.

Technology expert Solar Energy Research Institute and United States Department Energy, Washington, 1991—1992. Speaker Institute Clean Air Companies Conference, 1996. Vermont delegate New England Governor's/Eastern Canada Premier's Mercury Task Force, since 1998, co-chair, 1999—2000.

Policy advisor mercury pollution North American Free Trade Agreement North American Commission Environmental Cooperation, 1999. Vermont appointed commissioner on ozone transport commission established under The Clean Air Act of 1990, 1997—2003. Chair Mid-Atlantic-Northeastern Visibility Union, 2001—2003.

Board directors Randolph Development Review Board, since 2000.


Member speakers bureau Union Concerned Scientists, 1987-1997. Commissioner New Haven City Plan Commission, 1995-1997. Board directors New Haven Land Trust, 1985-1997, vice president, 1989-1990, 93-94, president, 1995-1997.

Member New Haven Environmental Advisory Council, 1988-1990, Vermont Natural Resources Council, 1979-1997. Member intermodal concept development committee Connecticut Department Transportation, 1993-1997. Field guide, naturalist New Haven Land Trust Coastal Areas, Yale University Coastal Mods, 1989-1997.

Member New Haven Preservation Trust (Merit award for home restoration 1992).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, skating, theatre, bicycling, home renovation.


Michael Anthony Recchia

Adele Alma (Gluck) Recchia