Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Commission

  • 7 p.m.
  • 1st Tuesday of the month
  • Town Hall Annex
    Council Chambers


  • Lynmarie Thompson, Chairman
  • Michael Washington, Vice Chairman
  • Daniel Pealer, Member
  • Dave Leach, Member 

  • Justin DeBrodt, Member
  • Beth Ribe, Alternate
  • Hilary Jantzi, Alternate
  • Paul Maugle, Alternate

IWWC Members

Justin DeBrodt serves as an Integrated Logistics Systems (ILS) Specialist contracted to support the US Navy for a large local shipyard. He also has supervised production operations of technical and engineering personnel. He holds a M.S. in Organizational Management. Justin is a Committee member and leader of a local Scout organization and has served as both a baseball coach and Commissioner. Justin has been a Ledyard resident for 32 years and a member of the IWWC since 2014.

David Leach serves as a Staff Engineer in the field of mechanical engineering. He holds a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering with an MBA in Business. David is a USAF veteran who enjoys hunting, fishing and outdoor activities. David has been a Ledyard resident since 1979 and an IWWC member since 2013.

Daniel Pealer serves as a Sales Associate for a large local retailer. He holds a B.S. in Marine Sciences. His areas of interest and independent study are economics, politics, mathematics, and philosophy. Daniel has skills in a wide variety of technologies and was a former member of the Ledyard Robotics Team. Dan has served on the IWWC since 2013.

Beth Ribe serves as a Project Manager for a national retail lighting group. She holds a B.S. with a concentration on project management. She has worked extensively with contractors in the construction industry. She has been a Ledyard resident since 2012 and has been an IWWC member since 2014.

Lynmarie R. Thompson recently retired from managing instructional programs and providing regional professional development for school systems. She holds a Ph.D. in Adult, Higher and Technical Education with a concentration in career counseling and educational research. Lynmarie has been a Ledyard resident since 1979 and a Wetlands Commissioner for over 30 years.

Michael Washington P.E. serves as a transportation engineer in the construction industry. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and he has experience as a construction administrator (heavy highway/building), a construction field inspector, and a reviewer of construction plans. Michael is trained in erosion and sedimentation plan development and has been an IWWC member since 1996 and a Ledyard resident since 1974.

Hilary Jantzi  studied women’s studies and anthropology at Northwestern State University of Louisiana and Louisiana Scholars’ College. Hilary studied bodywork and massage at Universal College of Healing Arts in Omaha, Nebraska and had her own massage practice. She was a humanitarian aid worker in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and Herzegovina in 2000. Hilary has volunteered with hospice, WashPIRG (Washington State Public Interest Research Group in Seattle), and U.S. Olympic Swim Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Hilary and her family moved to Ledyard in 2016. She also serves on the Conservation Commission and the Charter Revision Commission. Hilary enjoys hiking, kayaking, and canoeing. 

Paul Maugle, Ph. D, C.F.S. has retired and makes wine at Maugle Sierra Vineyards LLC.  He holds a post Doctorate in Analytical Chemistry, Ph.D. in Food Science – Enzymology, a Master of Science in Animal Science & Aquaculture, and a B.S. in Marine Science & Aquatic Chemistry.  Paul has worked overseas for more than 25 years in Human Nutrition, Aquaculture, Aquatic Feeds, and Resource Development, for both NGO’s and Private companies. Paul is a Ledyard resident since 2002 and is also a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission.