Keith Jones, Secretary

Keith Jones was born in Burlington and raised in Worcester and Montpelier. After graduating from Montpelier High School, he attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, from which he graduated with a BA in History and French, and a minor in Geology. Keith received his JD from the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law in Los Angeles. During his time there, he served on the Board of the Environmental Law Society. He also coordinated a joint USC-UCLA environmental law project through which students reviewed federal Title V permit applications and authored public comments in conjunction with local citizen groups. Upon graduation from law school, he returned to the East Coast and practiced with the firm of Williams & O’Leary, LLP in Boston, Massachusetts before returning to Vermont to join Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer, PC. With both firms, his practice has focused on general civil litigation. He has represented corporations and individuals in a wide range of disputes, including contract, employment, insurance and shareholder cases.

Having spent his youth canoeing, kayaking, swimming and camping throughout Vermont, Keith is eager to contribute to the preservation of lakes, rivers, streams and other water-related places for the next generation, including his children. After living all over the country for the past ten years, he recently decided to return to Vermont in large part because of the accessibility of and value placed on the natural environment in this State. He believes that VRC’s proactive approach to conservation of specific special places, even before they are necessarily threatened with imminent private development, is visionary.

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