Concord, NH - Five Rivers Conservation Trust (5RCT) elected five new members to their Board of Trustees during its’ May annual meeting. Mary Skoby Cowan (Hopkinton), co-owner of Cowan and Zellers Real Estate Professionals, LLC; Carolyn Koegler Miller (Hopkinton) Secretary to the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Rules; Sarah Pillsbury (Bow), Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau Administrator at NH Department of Environmental Services; Michele Roberge (Concord), State Implementation Plan Program Administratorat the NH Department of Environmental Services; and Amanda Stone (Gilmanton), Land & Water Conservation Specialist at UNH Cooperative Extension were elected to join other members of the board.
Outgoing Trustees, Robyn Cotton (Concord), Rob Knight (Hopkinton), Molly Sperduto (Canterbury),Margaret Watkins (Dunbarton), , and Susan Roman (Webster) have served a total of 24 years on the board.
Trustees also elected their officers during the annual meeting. Tim Britain (Hopkinton), Attorney with Cleveland Waters and Bass was elected as Chair of the Board; Mike Lehman (Concord), Attorney with Sulloway and Hollis was elected Vice-Chair; Mike Shearin (Dunbarton), Senior Vice President – Wealth Management with Morgan Stanley was elected Treasurer, and Kit Morgan (Concord), of the Concord Conservation Commission was elected Treasurer.
Five Rivers’ Board of Trustees represents communities within the organization’s service area, and generally serve for three year terms. Trustees serve on one or more committees to further Five Rivers’ mission by guiding our land conservation and stewardship work, reaching out to Five Rivers’ seventeen communities through events and field trips, developing the organization’s membership and fundraising efforts; adopting policies that govern the organization, guiding the health and strength of the organization’s finances, and nominating new board members. Meetings of the Board are held each month.
Five Rivers Conservation Trust, headquartered in Concord, NH, is a nonprofit membership-supported organization dedicated to protecting locally important land for future generations, across seventeen towns in the heartland of central New Hampshire where the Merrimack, Contoocook, Blackwater, Warner, and Soucook Rivers converge.