The Board of Directors of the Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR), the leading national nonprofit championing the beneficial reuse of impacted properties for economic revitalization, announces that its Executive Director, Meredith Hendricks, will step down at the end of September 2020 to assume a new leadership position in land conservation. CCLR congratulates Meredith on her new position and wishes her success.
During her tenure with CCLR, Meredith expertly steered CCLR through the initial COVID-19 response, ensuring staff safety, while at the same time building alliances and helping CCLR pivot to virtual delivery of services. We thank for her for contributions during a difficult time for our community.
“Even with all its challenges, 2020 has been incredibly productive for CCLR. The team held five webinars, conducted a brownfield tutorial for the Virgin Islands, delivered technical services to over 100 communities, convened hundreds of practitioners at its 5th Annual New York State Redevelopment Summit, organized the Hawaii Brownfields Workshop, developed panels for the Tribal Resilience and Indigenous Planning Virtual Conference and laid the groundwork for a successful three-day California Land Recycling Conference,” said Mary Hashem, CCLR Board Chair. CCLR attributes this to the extraordinary relationships it has established over its 25-year history and the important link between land recycling and environmental justice, climate change and economic revitalization.
Jean Hamerman, CCLR’s long-serving Deputy Director, will step in as Acting Executive Director following Meredith’s departure. The organization’s talented team is excited to continue CCLR’s important work helping to transform communities through land recycling, and expertly serving our U.S. EPA Regions as their Technical Assistance to Brownfield Communities (TAB) provider.
CCLR’s Board Chair, Mary Hashem and all the members of the Board of Directors remain committed to expanding CCLR’s footprint and services and supporting the staff during this transition. The CCLR Board of Directors is initiating a thorough and careful search for a new Executive Director, who will lead CCLR and guide our commitment to environmental justice and healthy, resilient communities. Details will be announced shortly.
For more information, please contact Jean Hamerman at firstname.lastname@example.org.