It’s with mixed emotions that Capitol Land Trust announces Amanda Reed, our Executive Director since 2014, is moving on to new endeavors. Her last day with the land trust will be May 1, 2018.
Amanda and her husband, who introduced their first child to the world during her tenure with the land trust, have decided to relocate back east to be closer to family. Amanda also has accepted a job leading government relations and corporate partnerships countrywide for The Nature Conservancy’s Canada program, in Ottawa, Ontario.
“The last four years have been so rewarding, and I’ve invested my heart and soul into our work. Above all, it’s the people – our volunteers, supporters, and partners – who’ve made my time with Capitol Land Trust such a fun and meaningful part of my life and career. Thank you!
It’s very hard to leave when the land trust is in such a blossoming time, from our new trails that will open soon, to the student programs we’ve launched in Shelton, to the vision of the Inspiring Kids Preserve. But that’s also why I know you’re going to find a great new director who will continue to do great things for conservation in our community. And, I’m leaving you in great hands with our amazing staff and high-functioning, passionate Board of Directors.”
Craig Partridge, Board President, is coordinating the transition team and hiring committee with participation by numerous board members and supported by staff. We have a solid plan in place to guide us through the next few months.
“With Capitol Land Trust’s solid reputation, supportive community, record of recent accomplishments, and clear strategy for the future, we’re confident that the organization will maintain its momentum during this transition.
We’re in the process of establishing an interim director, a broad recruitment effort, and thoughtful hiring process. The Board is committed to providing support for CLT’s staff and volunteers throughout the transition, so that our great conservation work continues uninterrupted.
We’re extremely grateful to Amanda for her four years of exceptional leadership of Capitol Land Trust. Her vision, energy, and great spirit have inspired our entire community, including board, staff, volunteers, partners, and supporters, to up our game and raise our organization to a higher level, producing conservation outcomes that will benefit our community for many years to come. We know Amanda will continue to produce exceptional community value in her next challenging role.”
All of us at Capitol Land Trust greatly appreciate the ongoing support of our fantastic community. Stay tuned for updates, such as the executive director job posting, and please feel free to reach out to Craig for questions or conversation at firstname.lastname@example.org.