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Representative Joan W. Welsh

District #94

Representing - Camden, Islesboro and Rockport



Rep. Joan Welsh is serving her fourth term in the Maine House of Representatives. She serves as the House chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Welsh has worked for several non-profit organizations in the mid-coast area, including serving as president and CEO of Hurricane Island Outward Bound, director of student and academic affairs for Rockport College and deputy director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine. An active community member, Welsh has served on the boards of numerous organizations in the state, including the Maine Women’s Fund, the Maine Development Foundation, Riley School, the Knox County Advisory Board of the Maine Community Foundation, the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and Common Good Ventures. She currently serves on the board of Maine Media Workshops.

Welsh attended Pomona College and the University of Colorado. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English. Welsh is the mother of three grown children, the grandparent of six and the daughter of a still-vital 97 year old.

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Rep. Welsh serves as the House chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

Brief description of the subject matter handled by the committee: Air and water quality; natural resource protection; site location of development laws, shoreland zoning, subdivisions and growth management; management and disposal of solid, hazardous, biomedical and special wastes; hydropower and dams; waste-to-energy facilities; mining; general environmental policy, including oversight of the Department of Environmental Protection; and returnable containers.

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You can also contact me at my home:

54 Sea Street
Rockport, ME 04856
Home tel: (207) 236-6554

When the Legislature is in session, you can leave a message for me by calling the State House Message Phone: (800) 423-2900 or the State House TTY Line: 207) 287-4469.