Julie Moore, Secretary

Julie Moore's Biography

Julie Moore is the Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources

Julie Moore is the Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, the state agency with primary responsibility for protecting and sustaining Vermont’s environment, natural resources, wildlife and forests, and for maintaining Vermont’s beloved state parks. Moore was named to that position by Governor Phil Scott in January 2017.

Before her appointment, Moore worked as the Water Resources Group Leader at Stone Environmental, an environmental consulting firm headquartered in Montpelier, Vermont. She has led a variety of watershed planning and assessment projects, and has a deep understanding of water quality concerns associated with runoff from developed land and agricultural areas, as well as stream channel processes and flooding. Moore has diverse experience engaging the public in watershed management programs and activities.

Prior to joining Stone in 2011, Moore spent seven years at the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) where she led the state’s efforts to reduce phosphorus pollution in Lake Champlain. In that role, she coordinated a multi-million dollar budget and grant allocations, and served as the primary Agency liaison to related programs at the agencies of Agriculture, Food & Markets and Transportation, and routinely provided testimony to the Vermont Legislature. Moore built and maintained strong partnerships with nonprofit organizations, conservation districts, regional planning commissions, and local government officials to extend the efficacy and reach of state programs.  

During her years outside of state service, Moore has volunteered her expertise for several organizations dedicated to improving Vermont’s water resources, including: Friends of Northern Lake Champlain Advisory Council (Chair); Friends of the Winooski River and Watersheds United (Board of Directors); Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District (Associate Supervisor); Rumney Memorial School Board (Chair).  Most recently, she was appointed to a second three-year term on the Citizens Advisory Committee on the Future of Lake Champlain and elected Chair.

Moore earned a B.S. in civil engineering, cum laude, from the University at Buffalo and an M.S. in environmental science and policy from the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. She is a registered professional engineer in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Moore currently resides in Middlesex, Vermont with her husband, Aaron, and their two children.