New Board Members: Meet Ed Platt and Mike Mattera
The Southbury Land Trust is pleased to welcome Ed Platt and Mike Mattera to the Board of Trustees.
Ed Platt is an active farmer in Southbury. He, along with his wife Jeannine and son Benjamin, are the owners and operators of Platt Farm, a family business since 1773. Ed has been active in the Southbury community for many years and also in the farming community throughout Connecticut. He currently serves as the chairman of the USDA Farm Service Agency for the county office, he is a member of the CT Farm Bureau and is active in numerous co-ops and agricultural organizations. He was also the former chair of the Southbury Rural Preservation Commission.
Mike Mattera has been a Southbury resident for over 26 years raising his three children in Region 15 schools. He was a Boy Scout leader for Troop 162 during his son Chris' time in scouting and became involved and familiar with the Southbury Land Trust while working on numerous Eagle Scout projects. A lover of nature and outdoor pursuits, Mike has been a frequent volunteer with the Land Trust in recent years, helping clear trails and participating in stewardship activities.
Ed Platt (left) and Mike Mattera