Home From the Front
By Lisa Kelly
After three years of working shoulder to shoulder with leaders in New Jersey's environmental movement, I had to make a very difficult decision. I realized that, while sustainability is a key value and goal, I was not working and living in a sustainable manner and had to make some changes.
Unfortunately, that meant resigning as Hackensack Riverkeeper's Development Director. It no longer made any sense to travel 65 miles to work each way. As a resident of Warren County, NJ, working in Bergen County simply wasn't sustainable.
The decision to leave was heart-wrenching. It was hard to imagine leaving this incredible group of people at Hackensack Riverkeeper. I know I won't find a staff more committed, more creative or more crazy anywhere. Their talent, experience, drive and heart is unsurpassed and I miss each and every one of them.
My special thanks to the Board of Trustees for their support and commitment to the organization. I also thank Captain Bill Sheehan for giving me the opportunity to serve along side such a great bunch of people for such an important cause.
Most of all, I thank the donors of Hackensack Riverkeeper who met the challenge to put their money where their heart is - to support an effective organization that is making our world a cleaner, safer and better place to live.
I'm on to the next chapter of my life - wherever that takes me - but I know Captain Bill and his crew are on to the next challenge, taking on polluters, overseeing policy- and law-makers and generally championing our environment. With your support, they will get the job done.
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