Wilson is new Deepwater liaison

Mon, 11/16/2009 - 5:00am

11/14/09 - Deepwater Wind has hired Block Island resident, and former Town Council member, Bryan Wilson to be its on-island representative.

Wilson will take the position formerly held by Andres de Lasa, who left the company in September.

Wilson, a Princeton University graduate and year-round Block Island resident, will act as a resource for island residents with questions about Deepwater Wind’s proposals for two offshore wind farms off the coast of Block Island.

Wilson will attend all Deepwater Wind-related meetings on Block Island and will also hold regular office hours at Deepwater’s office, at the Block Island State Airport terminal, on Fridays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wilson may also be reached at the office by calling 228-6772.

Apart from the Town Council, Wilson is also a former member of the Historic District Commission, the North Light Commission, the Recreation Board and the School Building Committee, among others. He has owned and operated ZMA Design/Build Inc., a design and construction business on Block Island, since 1998. He is also a volunteer firefighter/EMT for the Block Island Volunteer Fire and Rescue squad.

“Bryan has shown a long-standing commitment to serving his community, and we’re pleased that he’s now part of our team,” said Deepwater Wind Chief Development Officer Paul M. Rich. “We’re confident that he will be our ‘eyes and ears’ when we can’t be on the island, and that he’ll provide residents with all the resources they need about our planned wind farms.”

“I feel very fortunate to be on-board with the Deepwater Wind project,” Wilson said. “Block Island has the chance to play a leading national role in alternative energy, and I’m happy to join that effort.”