Dear MLC Friends,
It has been the honor of a lifetime to get to know you and serve as the Executive Director of this wonderful organization. It is because of you that MLC is the organization it is today. I am so humbled every day walking into the office and working on projects that protect the best of southwest Colorado’s rural legacy. And, I have been blessed to do this with an incredibly dedicated Board of Directors and the best coworkers anyone could ask for.
My time in southwest Colorado and serving Montezuma Land Conservancy will be something I will always remember. Likewise, I am forever in debt to this incredible community, MLC’s passionate supporters, and the visionary landowners I have had the pleasure to work with.
After much thought, my family and I have decided to head back east for new adventures and to be closer to our family. I’m proud of what we have done together over the past five years. I’m also confident that the incredible staff and Board of Directors will continue the momentum here without a hiccup.
As we often say, MLC is here to serve our community for one reason and one reason only – you. It is because of your support that MLC has grown exponentially over the past few years and is serving the community in new and exciting ways while continuing to protect the landscape that defines our irreplaceable rural quality of life. When you look out over the farms, ranches, sage brush, and canyons…. know that you have played an integral role in preserving it.
While I will be stepping down as Director soon, I will always remain involved as an advocate and financial supporter. It takes a village to operate a land trust in rural Colorado and I hope you will continue to support MLC.
Thank you for letting me serve you these past five years.
MLC has entered a formal search process to transition Directors. Jon Leibowitz will step down at the end of July and is working with the Board of Directors for a smooth transition. Betty Janes, Board President, is leading the Hiring Committee. In reflecting back, Betty states, “The last five years have been incredibly productive for MLC. Over 13,000 new acres have been conserved, we are serving the community in exciting new ways, and MLC is in great hands with our wonderful staff. We are better positioned to serve than ever before.”
Detailed information about the position and hiring timeline is available by clicking here