The Bainbridge Island Land Trust (BILT) has announced that Jane Myers Stone is taking over as its new Executive Director. Stone is a long-time Islander and geotechnical engineer who co-owned and operated Myers Biodynamics on the Bainbridge for over 20 years. She has an extensive history of Land Trust involvement, serving previously as a board member and volunteer before returning to the board in 2013.
“Jane’s geotechnical consulting work on Island properties has made her extremely familiar with land characteristics and conservation efforts on the Island and how the Land Trust can best serve the Island,” said BILT president David Harrison. “In addition, her small business experience has given her excellent leadership and management skills.”
Stone will temporarily co-direct the Land Trust with its current interim director Connie Waddington, and will take over the full-time position in June.
BILT also welcomes four new board members in 2014. Gene Seligmann is a recently retired attorney who has represented property owners on the Island in a variety of transactions, including transfers involving the Land Trust. Hilary Hilscher is a journalist who spent much of her career in her native Alaska and her last 20 years working for The Nature Conservancy and the Audubon Society. Erin Kellogg is an experienced conservation nonprofit manager with experience as director of Ecotrust in Canada. Deb Rudnick is an ecologist who specializes in stream, wetland, and estuarine ecology.
The new BILT Officers for 2014 are David Harrison, President; Connie Waddington, Vice President (June-December); Jan Mulder, Secretary; and Barb Robert, Treasurer.
BILT recently completed the $3.4 million 36-acre Hilltop acquisition campaign and a $1.05 million West Bainbridge Shoreline acquisition project.
Contact BILT through their website, or call 206-842-1216.
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Photo of Jane Myers Stone courtesy of Connie Waddington.