Exciting News in Challenging Times

Dear friends, Amidst these challenging times in the world, we have some exciting Conservancy news for our supporters and our community. As many of you know, Central Colorado Conservancy has worked tirelessly over the past several years to bring Envision Chaffee County to life. From the passing of ballot 1A and the creation of Chaffee County Common Grounds, together the Conservancy and Envision have made a profound, positive impact in Central Colorado. From the recent success generated by this unique partnership, and a newly improved strategic direction at the Conservancy, our board of directors have decided it’s time for Envision to act independently of our organization to foster further growth and flexibility for the program.


To ensure Envision’s independent success, our Board President, Cindy Williams, has stepped down from the Conservancy board to co-lead the program, in partnership with Chaffee County and the Chaffee County Community Foundation. This move is bittersweet for Conservancy board and staff, as the tenacity and passion of Cindy will be missed by us all. "The Conservancy and Envision are both dear to me. I am excited about the future of both organizations and the impact they will continue to have on this special place we love,” said Williams. “It has been my honor to serve as Board Chair for the Conservancy since 2016. The organization has flourished, and I look forward to supporting a strong staff and board as they continue the mission. At the same time, I am humbled by the continued community engagement and impact of the Envision Movement. I look forward to focusing my energy on Co-Leading Envision, in partnership with County of Chaffee, and making our shared vision of the future a reality."

To lead the Conservancy's new direction and strategic plan, current board member, Aaron Kindle, has officially been elected as our new Board President. Our entire staff and board of directors are beyond excited about what Aaron will bring to this ever-important role. Through his experience as the Director of Sporting Advocacy at the National Wildlife Federation, and his diverse background in conservation, Aaron is stepping up to lead our mission into its next chapter, while holding true to our core values and organizational priorities.


New Conservancy Board President Aaron Kindle

"I am very excited about the future of the Conservancy,” said Kindle. “We have a unique opportunity to help shape the future of Central Colorado in ways that conserve our agricultural heritage and our rural way of life. It's so important we look to the future and think about what we want our area to be. The Conservancy is a key driver of that work, so I'm very happy to take on a greater role at the organization." Please be on the lookout for exciting developments and future updates on the Conservancy's mission. For questions about our new board leadership or Envision’s new path, please contact our Executive Director, Adam Beh, at adam@centralcoloradoconservancy.org. We sincerely hope that you and your families are healthy and well during these times. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. To the possibilities, Central Colorado Conservancy Staff & Board of Directors

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