Farewell and Hello: Changes to the Board of Directors

As spring blooms, changes are afoot on the Land’s Sake Board of Directors. At our recent Annual Meeting on May 15th, we honored and bid farewell to retiring members Alyson Muzila and Drew Pappone.

16835146162_e26f154fe1_mAlyson Muzila joined the Board in 2004, serving as Board Chair for several years. Alyson was instrumental in developing the Board of Directors from an operational overseer to a governance body in the past decade. Alyson’s passion and love for all things Land’s Sake will be sorely missed on the Board, but will continue in her visits to the farm with her four children and husband Peter. You can read Alyson’s powerful reflections on the importance of Land’s Sake in her blog posting from 2011 here.

Drew Pappone first became involved with Land’s Sake not as a Board Member, but as a GreenPower camper, and then eventually a farm and forest staff member. In his time on the Board, Drew has been a constant advocate for expanding our reach beyond Weston, and important voice for the staff, and he has encouraged us to think about diversity on the farm.

Ned Rossiter PictureAlso at the Annual Meeting, Members voted to elect Ned Rossiter as the first Land’s Sake Board of Directors Emeritus. Ned, a career high school history teacher in the Newton schools and longtime resident of Weston, has been with Land’s Sake since its founding over 30 years ago. From the building of the Farm Stand to the 2015 Sugaring Off, Ned has been a constant presence, enthusiastic volunteer, and valuable supporter of the work of Land’s Sake. You can read more about Ned’s experiences here.

After honoring these longtime members and recognizing Alex Selvig for his participation over the previous year, the board also elected four new Board of Directors members: Alix Mackey, Jordan McCarron, Caitlin Salyer, and Steve Weeple. We’re very excited to welcome them to the Board, and can’t wait for another great season! You can learn more about our newest Board members here.