Leadership Transition Coming to MWCC
The following message is from MWCC’s Executive Director, Erin Farris-Olsen:
I am excited to share that MWCC has initiated a leadership transition.
While serving MWCC, I came to appreciate, more than ever, the need for rural communities to thrive in order to sustain conservation efforts. My commitment to a prosperous Montana has motivated me to accept the position of Rural Development Director for the Heart of the Rockies Initiative. In this new capacity, I will continue to work with land trusts, watershed organizations, and conservation districts to identify and pursue opportunities to advance community initiatives in conservation priority areas.
Being the Executive Director of MWCC has been a rewarding, inspiring, and genuinely life changing experience for me. I’m grateful for the opportunity to build relationships and be part of the meaningful work here at MWCC.
I’m extremely proud of MWCC’s ability over the last four years to develop and implement a strategic plan that has offered quality capacity building assistance through trainings, symposia, and over $200,000 that is now being delivered through the Watershed Fund. In 2019, we have raised the awareness of local watershed organizations through our Watershed Stories and advanced natural resource coordination activities at the State legislature.
With a strong organizational structure, solid financial position, competent and committed staff, and an enthusiastic Board of Directors, it’s my conclusion that now is as good a time as any for MWCC to transition leadership.
The MWCC Board of Directors has officially begun the search for our next leader and will begin reviewing applications September 20th.
Because ensuring a successful transition is of utmost importance to me, I will continue to serve as Executive Director until the position is filled to MWCC and our partner’s expectations. We anticipate a new leader will begin before the end of 2019.
I look forward to staying connected and continuing to support locally led solutions to natural resources management for Montana watershed communities.
Thank you for your support over the years and your continued commitment to a vibrant network that advances the most constructive approach to natural resource management – The Watershed Approach.
The Montana Watershed Coordination Council is now hiring for its Executive Director. Application review will begin September 20th. View the full position description here.