A trustee from 1994 to 2015, it can be said with all confidence that there has been very little that Chris hadn’t seen or done in her active tenure on the board. 17 years as treasurer. Let’s repeat that – 17 years as treasurer. Her dedication and commitment to the Land Trust are immeasurable. Chris was as comfortable holding a putty knife, a tuck pointing trowel or lopping shears, as she was with a pencil calculating the pennies in our account. If there was no one to do it, you found Chris stepping up.
For years, her Saturdays were spent working at The Mill. She is now the go-to-person when there are questions about the original mill equipment. In 2010 -11 she calmly took control of the apartment renovation and saw it through after the sudden illness and untimely passing of our president, Keith Hayes.
Chris was also an important part of original team that created and expanded the now 20+ acre Mill Pond Park that you see and enjoy today.
While she has stepped down off of the board, Chris continues to be an active member of stewardship committee. You will often see her working in Mill Pond Park. Her knowledge of the native species contained within and her passion to protect this diverse wetlands park is a huge asset not only to the Land Trust, but the community as a whole.
We thank Chris for the many photos that she shared from her personal collection and made this website happen.
The Land Trust is eternally indebted for all her work, dedication and enormous contribution.