Dear OCT Members:
We are both pleased for her, and sad at the same time, to share the news that our very hard-working and dedicated director, Liz Migliore, will be moving on to a position in the Natural Resources Department of the Town of Dennis.
In the past two and a half years, Liz has taken on the many responsibilities of directing the Orleans Conservation Trust, highlighted by facilitating our successful move to a new office in our own building, negotiating multiple land purchases, and implementing actions derived from a strategic planning process. Her work also has strongly supported the growth of OCT’s mission of habitat protection and education.
Liz’s thoughtfulness and dedication are reflected in the timing of her resignation, with our year end appeal due to be mailed soon and our Fall/Winter newsletter nearly ready to go to print.
The Director Search Committee has already begun the search for Liz’s replacement, with the intent that the new director will benefit from ongoing consulting help as needed from Liz.
The search for a new Director will be both wide-ranging and targeted. A complete job description is posted on the Trust website (CLICK HERE). If members wish to suggest potential candidates or offer other ideas, please e-mail OCT@OrleansConservationTrust.org.
We know that all OCT members join us in expressing sincere appreciation to Liz for her many achievements as director and the positive approach she has brought to all her interactions with the board, members, and the public. We send her on her way with our best hopes and wishes for her future success and happiness.
It is with a heavy heart that I announce my decision to step down from my position as Director of Orleans Conservation Trust to pursue a career change. The past two and half years with OCT has been an immense growing experience, and I am grateful to have been part of such a wonderful organization. During this time, I facilitated the protection of 13.86 acres of land, established the new office headquarters, and oversaw OCT’s evolution as a professional organization, all with the help of OCT’s dedicated trustees and member support. I am confident that the board and our staff members, Pam and Andrew, will adequately manage the organization during the changeover to a new director. I will also be assisting to ensure a smooth transition over the next few months.
I am thankful to have interacted with many of OCT’s members and volunteers during my time as director, and become immersed in such an exceptional community. I will certainly continue to frequent OCT’s hiking trails, which have become a second home for me.
All the best,