At our CLCC Steering Committee Retreat last month, while enjoying the spectacular beauty of the Great Mountain Forest, we hammered out the details of a new Strategic Plan, had some fun filming a video, and made some changes to our Steering Committee (SC).
Welcome new SC member Drew Iacovazzi!
An avid fly fisherman, mountain biker and nature lover, Drew is a V.P. and financial planner for U.S. Trust and will take the lead on coordinating our 2017 Conference sponsorship program.
With gratitude and best wishes to Tim, Tom and Alicia!
With mixed emotions, we celebrated the long-time service of three exceptional conservationists who have stepped down from our SC:
- Tim Abbott - Director, Litchfield Hills Greenprint Collaborative. A member of the SC since 2009 and our Chairman for three years, Tim will continue to help guide CLCC's federal and state policy efforts as a member of our Advocacy Committee.
- Tom ODell - Westbrook Conservation Commission (46 years), CACIWC among many others! Serving on the SC since 2008, Tom's career as a conservation professional and volunteer has spanned over 50 years. CLCC awarded Tom the 2014 Katchen Coley Award for Excellence in Land Conservation and a Lifetime Achievement Award presented at a community celebration in his honor last month. Most recently, Tom was the recipient of Rockfall Foundation's 2016 Distinguished Service Award.
- Alicia Sullivan - State Director, Trust for Public Land. Alicia has served on our SC for eight years, the last four as our SC Chair. Her exceptional leadership and steady guidance have been critical to our growth and success as the state's only land trust service association. After 18 years at TPL, Alicia is moving on to serve as the Major Gifts Officer at Quinnipiac School of Law. Alicia leaves a legacy of forests and farms, clean water and air, and lots of fun places to run around and play.
Whether looking back or planning ahead, I'm incredibly thankful to have the opportunity to work with such smart, talented, dedicated and all-around wonderful people.
We wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving,