Sunday, March 23, 2014

Conservation Commission honors Ron Klattenburg


Ron Klattenburg was honored and thanked for his long service to the environmental community at the Conservation Commission's regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 18th. It is with much gratitude and appreciation that he was honored. Ron was surprised and thankful for he recognition. He spoke briefly about his time in public service.

Ron gave years of leadership in the preservation of the City's natural resources and had a long time role in land and energy conservation. Ron's efforts will increase the quality of life for citizens of Middletown and beyond for years to come. He started in public service as a Conservation Commissioner when the CC was resurrected in 1989 after some time on hiatus. Later he served on the Common Council. Among his many accomplishments, he was instrumental in promulgating and passing an important bill to restrict the use of outdoor wood furnaces which have unhealthy particulate emissions and are detrimental to air quality.

The Conservation Commission wishes Ron all the best in his future endeavors.

Ron Klattenberg with two current Conservation Commission members (and past Chairs) Sheila Stoane (left) and Ellen Lukens (right). 
[this post has been edited to correct Ellen's last name. Thanks for the comment] 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...
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trainlee said...

I'm saddened by comments like the prior one. Has Anon. ever served his/her community or congregation or state? If you don't like what people in government do then get up and volunteer. Make a difference.

Tree Fanatic said...

Lee, you're a nicer person than I am -- I was going to suggest that Anonymous ought to move to another town, since he/she doesn't seem to like much of anyone hereabouts.

Wendy Berlind said...

That's Ellen Lukens...

Mark Davis said...

Ron - thanks for all you've done for Middletown!