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Our Young Professionals Committee

Offers support, professional development and fun networking opportunities!

We will have free events througout Massachusetts and hope you can participate in an event in your region.


Young professionals identifying hydric soils.


Young Professionals Committee Meeting, Skyroc Brewery, Attleboro, November 2017.
Young Professionals Committee Meeting, Jack's Abby, Framingham, January 2018.
Young Professionals Committee Meeting,
VHB, MassDEP training on new MS4 Permits
November 2018


Aeronaut Brewing, Cambridge, MA, May 9, 2019.

Michele Girard (L), Brew Master Mark Bowers, Arlington Conservation Commission Member Susan Chapnick, and Young Professionals Committee Co-Chair, Nick Wyllie (R).


Aeronaut Young Professionals Event, May 9, 2019 


Aeronaut Young Professionals Event, May 9, 2019 (participation from MACC staff, MA Municipal Association, Mass Audubon, LSP Association, consulting firms, conservation commissions, law firms, recent college graduates, job seekers).

What is our Purpose?

MACC's Young Professionals Committee has been created to provide support, professional development, and networking opportunities to individuals who are new to the environmental profession or new to conservation commissions.  Quarterly networking events will provide opportunities for young environmental professionals to develop a better understanding of the Wetlands Protection Act, Conservation Commissions, different techniques used in the field, career paths, or just meet new people. There are no admission fees for MACC members.


Who Are We?

We are Conservation Commission members as well as environmental professionals in consulting, governmental, legal, and other environmental fields who are looking to make a difference in our careers and our communities. MACC’s Young Professional Committee members are individuals who have been in a conservation commission, or worked in the environmental field for less than 10 years.



We strive to make our events both fun and educational. We mix networking with wetlands training, brewery tours, kayaking, beer tasting, hikes, and other events. We will have free events throughout Massachusetts and hope you can participate in an event in your region.  Let us know if you want to start a regional chapter near you!


When DO WE OUR Meet?  



We welcome new members to the Young Professionals Committee from conservation commissions, consulting firms, newly graduated students, and representatives from other associations including the LSP Association, Environmental Business Council, AMWS, BBA, and SWS.  We hope to see you at a Young Professionals event in 2019! 

If you have suggestions for professional development topics or locations for meetings, email MACC at

In addition to the opportunities above, you can also check MACC’s community calendar for even more upcoming events and opportunities for professional development.  Link for the calendar can be found here:

Need More Information? Contact:

Nicholas Wyllie (Committee Co-Chair), Conservation Agent/Environmental Planner, Dept. of Planning & Development, City of Attleboro, 77 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703, (508) 223-2222 ext. 3145,

Daniel Cannata (Committee Co-Chair), Environmental Scientist, VHB, 101 Walnut Street, Watertown, MA 02472, (617) 607-1019,
more Calendar

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Water Resources Policy and Watershed Management at Harvard Extension


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