Catherine Dimitruk has been the Executive Director of the Northwest Regional Planning Commission in St. Albans, Vermont for over twenty years. She coordinates regional approaches to land use, emergency preparedness, environmental conservation, transportation, economic development and energy planning. She supports communities and regional organizations with strategic planning, grant writing, fiscal management, project planning and implementation. She has served on numerous boards and commissions in professional and volunteer capacities, including Green Mountain Transit, National Association of Development Organizations, Franklin-Grand Isle Hunger Council, Northern Vermont Economic Development District and the Vermont Council on Rural Development. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont and the Snelling Center Vermont Leadership Institute.