GRLT Introduces New Executive Director
The Georges River Land Trust is thrilled to announce their new Executive Director, Meg Rasmussen. After an exhaustive, deliberate and thoughtful search, the Board of Directors and Executive Committee are pleased to have found a candidate with the experience and enthusiasm to lead the organization.
Meg Rasmussen comes to Georges River Land Trust (GRLT) after a successful 20-year career as a landscape architect. Most recently, she served as the Senior Park Planner for Scenic Hudson Land Trust in Poughkeepsie, New York, the largest environmental group working to preserve and restore the Hudson River and adjacent landscapes, including 45,000 acres in the Hudson River Valley. She has successfully led 21 major capital projects totaling over $15.88M and involving over 50 consultants, municipal partners, contractors and staff. Her experience informs her passion for land conservation and community collaboration, and she is looking forward to working with GRLT to preserve and celebrate our local watershed.
Meg’s connection to Maine runs deep. Her parents, John and Jane Rasmussen, were longtime residents of Tenants Harbor, and continue to be dedicated supporters of the Georges River Land Trust.
Meg and her husband, Brian, will be relocating to Maine with their 6-year old daughter, Alita. They are excited about the future, and look forward to engaging in, and contributing to, our community. Meg and her family love the outdoors, and she especially enjoys running and hiking. “I am so happy to be moving to Maine, and to have this opportunity to further connect people to the landscape. My passion has always been about conservation of land, with my background in land planning and stewardship, I hope that I can contribute to the preservation and enjoyment of the incredible Georges River watershed.”
Alvin Chase, President of the GRLT Board of Directors, says “We are looking forward to welcoming Meg to our community, and know that she will bring strong leadership, success and caring to our extraordinary organization.”
Meg will begin her new role as Executive Director on January 1, 2018.