July 9, 2013
The Dishman Hills Conservancy Hires Executive Director
Dishman Hills Conservancy received 3-year grant to hire first E.D.
in organization’s 47-year history of land conservation.
Spokane, Washington – The Dishman Hills Conservancy (www.dishmanhills.org) recently announced their selection of Eric Robison as the organization’s first Executive Director. As the E.D., Mr. Robison will be working with a variety of stakeholders to build support for conservation efforts in the Dishman Hills area.
“I am excited to have this opportunity to work with the DHC”, said Mr. Robison. “What other city has a six-mile long habitat and recreation corridor in the middle of an urban area? It really is a unique and valuable resource for the community. I’m looking forward to helping people realize that it’s worth protecting.”
As the first employee in the DHC’s 47-year history, Mr. Robison represents a significant step forward for the organization and its efforts. The DHC recently received a 3-year grant from the New Priorities Foundation for capacity building. “Eric is the perfect match for building the relationships with the community and our partners necessary to complete the Dream Trail and Connecting People to Nature project.” said Jeff Lambert, the DHC’s Board President.
The DHC’s Board of Directors selected Mr. Robison from among more than a dozen candidates. Mr. Robison recently received a Masters degree in Sustainable Development from School for International Training, and brings with him more than a decade of experience working with community non-profit organizations. Mr. Robison graduated from Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane and Western Washington University.
About the Dishman Hills Conservancy
The DHC’s mission is to conserve the lands within the Dishman Hills, Dishman Ridge and Tower Mountain areas. The DHC works towards this goal by collaboration with private landowners, other organizations and government entities with a similar vision. The DHC owns 800 acres of conservation lands in the Dishman Hills area, and has helped to secure 2400 acres in partnership with Spokane County’s Conservation Futures program, Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources and other partners. DHC is happy to provide more information or make presentations to your group.
Jeff Lambert, Board President Eric Robison, Executive Director
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