KVCOG hires new environmental planner and inaugural membership coodinator

Left, Gabe Gauvin, KVCOG Environmental Planner, and right, Kate Raymond KVCOG Membership Coordinator.

The Kennebec Valley Council of Governments (KVCOG) is excited to announce that Gabe Gauvin and Kathryn (Kate) Raymond have joined the team!

“My passion for sustainability and waste stream management comes from my time researching the environmental and economic impact of rural Maine recreation events,” said Gabe. “I am eager to utilize my knowledge of sustainable solutions to help KVCOG’s many communities in this significant way.”

Gabe’s background as an educator on environmental, health and economic issues in Maine, and his work in operating Single Sort Recycling programs is what has drawn him to KVCOG. Gabe holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine at Farmington in Outdoor Recreation & Business with a concentration in Environmental Sustainability.

“I am honored to serve KVCOG in such an important role and excited to be returning to my roots in the Kennebec Valley. Together with the KVCOG team, I look forward to working with our many member communities to enhance the region and the lives of those who live here in significant and meaningful ways,” said Kate.

Kate comes to KVCOG with more than ten years of professional non-profit, membership development, and public sector experience. Most recently, Kate has served Maine Historical Society in Portland, ME, as their Donor Relations Manager. She has also served as Membership Program Manager at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA, as Interim Office Manager at Old Fort Western in Augusta, ME, and has years of experience working for the Maine State Parks System and the Maine Public Utilities Commission. Kate holds an M.A. from the University of New Hampshire, and B.A. from the University of Maine.

“I am thrilled to have Gabe and Kate join the KVCOG team. They both bring with them a wealth of expertise and experience and their work will enhance the region and the lives of those who live here in significant and meaningful ways” said Laura Cyr, Executive Director, KVCOG.


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