Director’s Notes: Citizen Leaders

Director’s Notes: Citizen Leaders

Jill Ryan, Executive Director

This edition is striking for the number of amazing citizen leaders whose faces appear on the pages. Even more striking is the astounding impact these leaders have on our communities, our waters and our region.

Without fail, citizens such as Mary Jo Cullen take up the work of protecting their local community waters because they understand the vital importance of these resources for our economy, way of life and health. These leaders provide seemingly unlimited energy and passion for their causes without asking for recognition or compensation, because it is in their hearts and it is the right thing to do.

Today I salute Mary Jo and all of the thousands of citizens out there taking time from your busy lives to make the world and our communities better places for each of us.

Thank You!



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