The membership of the Gateway Commission is comprised of two representatives from each of the eight member towns, two members selected by the Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments, and a representative of the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection. Officers for the commission include Suzanne Thompson of Old Lyme, Chairman; Dr. J. Melvin Woody of Lyme (vice chairman), , Bill Webb of Old Saybrook (secretary), and Claire Matthews of Essex (treasurer).
The Commission conducts a great deal of its work through its subcommittees which include Public Outreach, Governance, Land and Finance.
Current members are as follows:
Chester: Margaret (Peggy) Wilson (member) and Errol Horner (alternate)
Deep River: Nancy Fischbach (member) and Kate Cotton (alternate)
Essex: Claire Matthews (member), Mary Ann Pleva (alternate)
East Haddam: Crary Brownell (member) and Joel Ide (alternate)
Haddam: Susan Bement (member), Mike Farina (alternate)
Lyme: Dr. J. Melvin Woody (member) and Wendy Hill (alternate)
Old Lyme: Peter Cable (member) and Suzanne Thompson (alternate)
Old Saybrook: Bill Webb (member) Tom Gezo (alternate)
RiverCOG Representative: Raul Debrigard
DEEP Commissioner’s Representative: David Blatt, Sr. Environmental Analyst
The Commission is represented in legal matters by Attorney Mark Branse.