Motivated, personable state government professional with multiple college degrees and a successful track record of public service. Demonstrated history of staff and project management, report writing, legislative tracking, and publication creation.
Environmental Systems Certificate, May 1998
Minors: Political Science; Agricultural Economics
Honors: Magna Cum Laude (3.70 G.P.A.)
Supervise the three employees of the Administrative Section; manage the UST registration process; approve changes to UST database (TEMPO); oversee staff performing UST Facility Registration reviews, Tempo database changes and updates; serve as the timekeeper for the 38 staff member UST Branch and verify that each employee's time is correctly maintained and documented in both Kronos and KHRIS, run reports in KHRIS for Branch managers and staff; make changes to the USTB web site; assist in open records requests involving the UST Branch.
Supervise the five employees of the Project Administration Section; oversee the multi-million dollar projects of the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (SRF) including the administrative review and approval including ARRA project reporting, bidding oversight, and payments; coordinate the SRF program with the engineers, environmental specialists, and project administrators within the Division of Water's Water Infrastructure Branch, as well as with the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority; responsible for the EPA Clean Water and Drinking Water Special Appropriations Project grants, including review and oversight in all stages of the process; coordinate the publication of the SRF newsletter.
Serve as the public information officer of the Office of Energy Policy; write articles for Land, Air and Water; Conservation Update and other publications; write press releases for the Office of Energy Policy; respond to public inquiries regarding the Office and its policies, including open records requests; design and create publications for the Office using graphic design programs such as Adobe InDesign, Creative Suite, Illustrator, and Microsoft Publisher; serve as the backup web designer for the Office; act as the program manager for the Kentucky ENERGY STAR program; give presentations relating to the ENERGY STAR program and energy efficiency.
Write articles for the Cabinet's newsletter Land, Air and Water; review and analyze the audits being performed by Tichenor & Associates of Kentucky's 121 conservation districts; respond to public inquires regarding audits including open records requests; aid Tichenor & Associates in obtaining necessary information to perform the district audits; coordinate information with each conservation district; develop audit summaries and reports; and manage a database related to the conservation districts annual financial reports.
Serve as the public information officer for the Commission; co-write the Environmental Quality Commission's newsletter; aid in the planning of commission meetings; use Adobe PageMaker to design interesting publications and handouts; assist Executive Director as needed; conduct research on various environmental issues; serve as the backup web designer; perform research/create graphs/aid in writing of the State of Kentucky's Environment report; perform regulation and bill interpretation; answer questions posed by the public including open records requests; and regularly correspond with commissioners and other state officials.
Capital Projects and Bond Oversight Committee / Capital Planning Advisory Board
Write the Committee's newsletter, draft reports related to capital plans; correspond to inquiries from both legislators and the public including open records requests; revise committee Internet pages; draft bills, perform budget analysis and interpretation; review state agency capital plans; review Kentucky Infrastructure Authority issues and prepare related reports; conduct legal and academic research; and aid in the coordination of legislative meetings.
Perform a wide-range of tasks on an as needed basis for various committees including: legal and academic research, legislative bill drafting, statute interpretation, creating and analyzing surveys, corresponding with other states including open records requests, and writing reports.
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