MEES is excited to announce that the Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton and the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation will both be giving remarks as part of a joint keynote presentation at the 2017 Annual Conference – Vision 40! Secretary Matthew A. Beaton oversees the Commonwealth’s six environmental, natural resource and energy regulatory agencies: the Departments of Environmental Protection, Public Utilities, Energy Resources, Conservation & Recreation, Agricultural Resources and Fish & Game. He also serves as Chairman of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the Energy Facilities Siting Board, and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.
Massachusetts was the first state in the nation to combine energy and environmental agencies under one Cabinet secretary with the shared mission of bringing clean energy technology to market, curbing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting energy costs. Secretary Beaton is building on Massachusetts’ nation-leading clean energy and environment accomplishments.
Commissioner Leo P. Roy heads the Department of Conservation and Recreation, whose mission is to protect, promote and enhance our common wealth of natural, cultural and recreational resources for the well-being of all. DCR focuses on improving outdoor recreational opportunities and natural resource conservation, restoring and improving DCR’s facilities, expanding public involvement in carrying out DCR’s mission, and establishing first-rate management systems and practices. The health and happiness of people across Massachusetts depend on the accessibility and quality of our green infrastructure – our natural resources, recreational facilities, and great historic landscapes. The DCR continues to improve the vital connection between people and the environment.