In & About the Park Blog
Wednesday, February 15, 2016
By: Adirondack Council Staff
Kyle Plaske began work in December as the Council’s newest Clarence Petty Intern in our Albany office. He will be working closely with Director of Government Relations Kevin Chlad, Director of Communications John Sheehan and Advocacy and Outreach Assistant Dana Mancini throughout the 2017 Legislative Session.
Kyle is a 2015 graduate of the University at Albany, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, and is currently a graduate student at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. Prior to joining the Council, Kyle interned with the New York State Office of the Attorney General in its Public Information and Correspondence Bureau.
At the Council, Kyle tracks legislation and proposed regulatory changes, writes bill memos and attends committee meetings. He also assists with communications and helps Council staff with our ongoing efforts to protect the Park’s natural resources and assist communities.
We expect Kyle to complement the Council staff, and we look forward to him becoming a key player in helping us pursue our mission of preserving the ecological integrity and wild character of the Adirondack Park.
When he is not working, Kyle will likely be found reading, hiking or taking photos. Please join us in welcoming Kyle to the Adirondack Council.
About the Clarence Petty Intern Program
The Adirondack Council’s Clarence Petty Intern Program hires emerging environmental leaders in college or graduate school to learn about and help with the Council’s work to ensure the ecological integrity and wild character of the Adirondack Park. By working with our staff and partners, Clarence Petty interns gain experience in conservation, government relations, education, and outreach. The Program prepares interns for careers here and around the world, and helps train and develop the next generation of conservation leaders.
A native of the Adirondacks, Clarence Petty spent his lifetime working to ensure good stewardship of the state's public lands and sound decision-making about private land use in the Adirondack Park. He served on the Adirondack Council's board of directors and was also on the advisory board. The program is named in his honor.
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