Noelle Mackay is the Executive Director of Smart Growth Vermont. Noelle joined Smart Growth Vermont in 2005. Previously, she was the Deputy Director of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association in New Jersey where she built partnerships between municipal officials and environmental advocates to improve the protection of water and related ecological resources. Noelle has worked with communities to develop open space, watershed and habitat protection plans. She has also worked with communities to implement bylaw and policy initiatives to protect water bodies, critical habitats and viewsheds.