Professional Executive Director.... (continued) We set out to save a forest. At this point 42 acres are saved and 22 acres will be completely funded if the Parks Budget is approved by the Legislature. We established internship and education programs for UW, Cascadia College students and area schools. We formed rewarding relationships with the University of Washington and the City of Bothell. Both of these continue to grow.
We established a stewardship program that completed over 3500 hours of volunteer service in our latest fiscal year.
Our mission has attracted generous members of the community and foundations alike. That's as much as we can hope for as a volunteer organization.
Our incoming Executive Director Emily Sprong fits our needs perfectly. She is an experienced non-profit leader with a proven record in conservation, education and stewardship programs. As relationships between educational and municipal partners solidify it is critical that we have efficient processes and a person with a background in program management and development.
As for me, I can't go very far. The FNCF office in our basement and Carolyn is still the Treasurer. I will serve as an adviser to Emily when needed, a board member, help with grant writing, stewardship and continue to attract individuals and groups to our mission. I would like to introduce Emily to all of you in the conservation and education community who have shared and supported our vision.