As I approach my 5-year anniversary as Executive Director of Committee for Green Foothills, I’ve been reflecting on what I want my legacy to be. It’s a good time to be asking this, too: we’ve just launched our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan process.
Since 2013, we’ve won dozens of campaigns for open space and natural resources. I’ve seen membership grow and welcome the opportunity to be more engaged in our advocacy. The response to our calls to action to contact decision-makers has added important energy to our voice. Many have participated in door-to-door canvassing, reaching the broader base needed to turn the tide for endangered landscapes. And we’ve graduated 150 changemakers through the Community Advocates Leadership Academy.
But Committee for Green Foothills has always been an effective organization.
My legacy, I hope, will be the sense of camaraderie shared by our staff, volunteers, members, and partners. I want the people of Committee for Green Foothills to strive to get to know each other and anyone we interact with so we can celebrate what binds us and what distinguishes us as individuals. And when we take a stand, we always work to leave with things better than they once were. This is all to say, we have some questions for you, and we care about what you think. We are in the early phases of our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. You can help protect local open space, farmland, and natural resources by filling out our 2018 Member and Supporter Survey. We will read every answer and your responses will guide our actions. The environment we live in is something we all share, and with your help we will be better prepared to protect it together.