On October 11, Andrew Bowman, president and CEO of the Land Trust Alliance, invited SJPT Executive Director Angela Anderson to join the Land Trust Leadership Council, an elite group of nationally recognized leaders in the land trust field.

In his invitation, Bowman wrote, “As an exceptional land trust executive director, you will bring valuable experience and perspectives to the group. 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.”

Angela Anderson

Angela Anderson at 2019 SJPT Annual Meeting

“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.

Angela 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,” Angela 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.”

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