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DRBC Welcomes Elizabeth Koniers Brown as its Director, External Affairs and Communications

For Immediate Release

October 4, 2021

(West Trenton, N.J.) -- The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) is pleased to announce that Elizabeth "Beth" Koniers Brown has joined the DRBC today as its new Director, External Affairs and Communications.

"Beth brings 15 years of experience and deep knowledge of the Delaware River Basin and the environmental field to her role at the Commission," said DRBC Executive Director Steve Tambini. "Her background working with government officials, as a publications editor and as an environmental issues attorney make her well suited to continue to engage and connect with the Commission’s diverse stakeholders. We are excited to have her join our senior team."

Prior to assuming her DRBC duties, Brown led the National Audubon Society’s Delaware River Watershed program, driving its significant growth and impact by bringing together public policy, on-the-ground conservation projects and community engagement.

"Over the years, I have worked with the DRBC on projects ranging from the healthy connections between birds and water to climate change," said Brown. "I am looking forward to now working alongside so many water resource professionals whose expertise and dedication I respect."

As DRBC’s Director, External Affairs and Communications, Brown is responsible for developing, maintaining and leveraging DRBC relationships with key stakeholders, as well as developing and implementing the Commission’s communications and outreach strategy. She holds a B.S. in biology from Muhlenberg College and a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.

Brown is replacing Peter Eschbach, who is retiring from the Commission at the end of the month.

The DRBC is a federal/interstate government agency created in 1961 by concurrent compact legislation, marking the first time that the federal government and a group of states joined together as equal partners in a river basin planning, development and regulatory agency. The five Commission members are the governors of the Basin states (Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania) and the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ North Atlantic Division, who represents the federal government.

To learn more about the Commission, please visit www.drbc.gov or follow DRBC on Twitter at @DRBC1961.

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Kate Schmidt, Kate.Schmidt@drbc.gov

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