Ann Richardson of Sisters has joined the Deschutes Land Trust Board of Directors. photo provided
Ann Richardson of Sisters has joined the Deschutes Land Trust Board of Directors. photo provided
Ann Richardson of Sisters has joined the Deschutes Land Trust’s Board of Directors.

She brings unique skills, expertise, and passion for conserving land in Central Oregon to the Land Trust.

Richardson has lived in Sisters since 1999. She has been executive staff for two nonprofits, Sisters Folk Festival and Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. She is currently the board treasurer for Sisters Trails Alliance and has served as board president for the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce. Ann’s current business, AHRichardson Nonprofit Consulting, capitalizes on her experience as both a board member and executive, providing advisory services to small-to-medium-sized nonprofits.

Ann and her husband, Clyde, love to hike, bike, whitewater raft and travel around the West.

“I’ve admired the work of the Land Trust for years and am honored to be helping to guide an organization that is so vital to preserving and protecting our high-desert home,” Richardson said.

“The Land Trust is truly fortunate to have Ann join our board of directors,” said Executive Director Brad Chalfant. “Her professional background and leadership experience is unique and will add additional depth to an already strong board. Since the Land Trust holds and cares for land forever, a key role for our board is to strengthen the connection between the community and the lands we protect. Having first met Ann in 2000, when she volunteered at our Camp Polk Meadow Preserve, I’ve been continually impressed by her energy and passion for the community. We’re thrilled to welcome her to the Land Trust board.”

For more information on the Deschutes Land Trust, call 541-330-0017 or visit www.deschuteslandtrust.org.