Attleboro Land Trust Board of Directors Holds
Strategic Planning Retreat
The Attleboro Land Trust Board of Directors recently held a retreat to
conduct strategic planning for the near and long-term future of the
organization. The productivity of the retreat was due in no small
measure to the generosity and expert facilitation skills of Don Keinz of
Acadia Consulting Group. In order to ensure its long term future (which
in terms of land conservation means forever!), the board set out
ambitious goals for strengthening its organizational capacity over the
next three to five years. Among the goals agreed upon at the meeting:
- Improve the core functions of the organization, including
membership recruitment, fund-raising, and volunteer management.
- Improve public awareness of the organization.
- Implement an archival records and data management system.
- Double the number of acres preserved over the next 5 years.
To achieve these goals, the land trust will hire a part time
director. The land trust will also conduct conservation efforts in North
Attleboro, in cooperation with local officials and citizens of that
|Attending the board retreat, front row from left to right:
Anne Newquist (Treasurer), Ted Leach (President), Betsy
Whitfield (Secretary), Charlie Adler (Director Emeritus). Back
row: Don Keinz (Acadia Consulting Group), Mike O'Brien, Rick
Gariepy, Millie Bauer, Roy Belcher, Bertha Young, Larry St.
Pierre, David Hill, Glenn Weidner, Don Ouellette, and Tara
Henrichon (Mass Audubon). Not present: Victor Bonneville (Vice
President), Aurelio "Sonny" Almeida, Laurie Drucker, Jim Lemire,
photo: Charlie Adler