Change in leadership at the Conservancy

Late last month, the Conservancy experienced a change in leadership. After serving as our Executive Director for over two years, Adam Beh has decided step down from this role to pursue other professional opportunities.

In the meantime, the Conservancy is in good hands.

Our dedicated staff continues to protect the lands and waters of our beloved Central Colorado. Every day, we are working to support agricultural landowners, make progress on new easements and bring conservation to our community.

Rob Tallmadge has stepped in as our Interim Executive Director. Rob joined the Conservancy's Board of Directors in 2019. In April 2021, he became Board President and has worked to help guide the direction of the organization since. He has over 25 years of nonprofit experience and has served in executive capacities at several nonprofits.

During this time, Rob has taken a leave of absence from his role on our Board and Hallie Mahowald will serve as the Board President in the interim.

Rob and his wife Jenny planting willows along Badger Creek last summer.

"I look forward to serving in a leadership capacity during this transition," says Rob.

"Adam accomplished a great deal while he was at the Conservancy, and I will work with staff to ensure our important conservation work continues until we have hired a new Executive Director.

"We thank all of our members, volunteers and partners for their support during this time of change. Our many collaborative conservation efforts to protect this place we love wouldn't be possible without you."


The hiring process for a new Executive Director began early this month. You can see a link to the job announcement here. Please share widely with your networks to help us find a strong candidate to shape the future of conservation in Central Colorado.

Conservation in Central Colorado and the sustainability of this great organization remains a top priority for all of us. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to reply to this email or call our office at (719) 539-7700.

Warm regards,

Central Colorado Conservancy staff