Angela Anderson. Contributed photo.

Angela Anderson. Contributed photo.

Anderson joins Land Trust Leadership Council

  • Tue Oct 29th, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by San Juan Preservation Trust

San Juan Preservation Trust Executive Director Angela Anderson has been tapped to join the Land Trust Leadership Council, an elite group of nationally-recognized leaders in the land trust field.

“As an exceptional land trust executive director, you will bring valuable experience and perspectives to the group,” wrote Andrew Bowman, president and CEO of the Land Trust Alliance, in naming Anderson to join the alliance’s leadership council. “I am excited for you to join this impressive cohort of innovative leaders who, like you, are interested in ensuring the vitality and effectiveness of the entire land trust community as it advances private land conservation in the U.S.”

“This is an elite group of, at most, 55 land trust executive directors out of more than 1,000 Land Trust Alliance member organizations,” said Keith Wentworth, president of the preservation trust’s board of trustees. “This an honor and testament to the leadership Angela has demonstrated in her previous work in Hawaii and, most importantly for us, her great work with the San Juan Preservation Trust since she joined us in February of 2018.”

The purpose of the alliance’s leadership council is to provide a forum for dialogue on emerging issues, promote collaboration between land trusts, and offer strategic advice to the alliance.

Anderson was previously selected to participate in the Land Trust Alliance’s Wentworth Leadership Program — which is separate from the leadership council and has no relation to board president Keith Wentworth.

“I’m humbled and grateful to be part of the Alliance’s wonderful opportunities for professional growth and collaborative work with other emerging leaders in our field,” Anderson said. “Especially now, as the effects of climate change ramp up the urgency of our work to conserve natural lands, strong leadership and effective collaboration are more important than ever. I’m honored to be part of such a supportive community in my leadership role at the San Juan Preservation Trust.”

About the San Juan Preservation Trust

Founded by a group of island citizens in 1979, the San Juan Preservation Trust is a nationally accredited land trust dedicated to helping people and communities conserve land in the San Juan Islands. Together with its partners, the preservation trust has permanently protected more than 300 properties, 47 miles of shoreline and 18,000 acres on 20 islands, including land now managed as public parks, nature preserves, wildlife habitat, and working farms and forests. As a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the preservation trust is not affiliated with any government agency and receives no direct tax revenue. For more information, visit http://sjpt.org.

About the Land Trust Alliance

Founded in 1982, the Land Trust Alliance is a national land conservation organization that works to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America. The alliance represents more than 1,000 member land trusts supported by 200,000-plus volunteers and 4.6 million members nationwide. The Alliance is based in Washington, D.C., and operates several regional offices. More information about the Alliance is available at www.landtrustalliance.org.