Introducing Tom Condon, 2016 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference Keynote Speaker

A Conversation about Conservation with Tom Condon


Policies that affect land trusts are made every day at the local, state and federal level.  These policies can be helpful or hurtful, provide more resources or fewer, and directly impact conservation programs and land use planning in our communities.  Join us for a conversation with Tom Condon on whether, how and why to get involved with public policy, and talk about how getting involved can help move your organization’s conservation program and your community’s conservation efforts to the next level.

Tom Condon just retired as a columnist, deputy editorial page editor and chief editorial writer of The Hartford Courant. Tom is a native of New London, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Connecticut School of Law, and a member of the Connecticut Bar. He is also a Vietnam veteran, having served with U.S. Army Intelligence in the Mekong Delta in 1969-70.  

He joined The Courant in 1971 and served in a variety of reporting and editing positions, ranging from general assignment reporter to New Haven bureau chief to special projects editor. He was a news columnist for 18 years, and is a longtime student of Hartford past and present. Tom has won more than 30 journalism and community awards, including the American Planning Association Journalism Award for his work editing the Place section, which was dedicated to issues around the built and natural environments.  

Tom is also the co-author of "School Rights," a book about parent activism in schools. He and his wife, Anne, are the authors of "Legal Lunacy," a book of funny laws. Tom's work has appeared in Northeast Magazine, Family Life, The Harvard Business Review, Regional Review, The International Herald Tribune and other publications. He is now writing on land use and related issues for the CT Mirror.  

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