Dear Farm & Wilderness Community,
The F&W Board of Trustees is entering an exciting new phase of board development. Over the next year, we will be undertaking intentional development work to become a better governing board. This work will begin at our upcoming May meeting.
Our work dovetails with the completion of F&W/Farm & Wilderness Conservation's 2023-2026 strategy: Growing for Good, which you will be hearing more about soon! In addition to initiatives such as Affordable for All and the expansion of our conservation work as Farm & Wilderness Conservation, the strategy recognizes the critical work the Board of Trustees began in 2021 and will continue to do to become the visionary, inclusive governing body that effectively partners with the leadership of F&W/FWC to ensure the organization thrives for decades to come.
This is truly an exciting time for us.
It is also a time to celebrate the contributions of two Trustees, Carolyn Rouse and Kristi Webb, whose terms end this month. Carolyn has been a valuable member of the Conservation Committee, Governance Committee, and Clerk of the HR Committee for the past three years.
Kristi, a grand daughter of the founders of F&W, has served on almost every committee and working group during her 20-year tenure on the board. She has been Clerk of the Board, Clerk of the Development Committee, Member of the Governance Committee, and Recording Clerk. Her term as Clerk of the Board coincided with the COVID pandemic and the arrival of a new Executive Director. Over that time Kristi provided steady and sure leadership. She has truly left her mark on the Board, and we are so grateful for her decades of service. While Kristi will be leaving the board, she has generously agreed to work with Frances and our Development team.
As part of our May meeting, the Board Stewardship Committee will present two prospective Trustees to the Board for acceptance.
As is customary, we will also receive an update on the progress toward our 2023 goals for both F&W and FWC.
Clerk, Farm & Wilderness Board of Trustees