Board members are visible and vocal ambassadors. The most effective ones demonstrate a commitment to the organization and to its overall goals, which in our case include environmental stewardship, promoting park-friendly policies, preserving open spaces in our urban community and providing a vehicle for citizen engagement.
That’s why we are turning to you — our members — to help us find potential board members for Friends of the Parks and Trails or to step forward yourself.
- Have ideas for people who would add depth and diversity to the board — in age, gender identity, ethnicity, skill set, geographic location in the city or county?
- Would you like to talk over what the position entails?
- Contact Amy Gage, executive director, at 612-381-4110 (mobile) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recently, we have added two new board members to our small but growing roster. We are pleased and proud to introduce:
- Kathy Sidles is a master naturalist and a retired electric engineer whose full-time work now is volunteerism in parks and on natural lands. Our friends at Saint Paul Parks Conservancy featured Kathy in a “Volunteer Spotlight” in March 2022. Keeping our parks free of trash and invasive species is a particular passion.
- CJ Lindor brings a strong multimodal perspective to our board. As education coordinator for the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, he works to inspire others toward his vision of bicycling as a means to improve the lives of individuals and communities. Previously, CJ worked in outdoor and environmental education.
Please be in touch if you have ideas for additional board members or would like to discuss a position for yourself. We welcome the conversation!