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New KRC Director Search Is Underway
by Betsy Bennett, KRC Board of Directors
In March 2019 the Board of Directors held a gala celebrating KRC’s 35th year of protecting Kentucky’s built and natural environments. At that time, KRC Founder and Director Tom FitzGerald announced his future retirement on December 31, 2021. It is hard to believe, but 2021 is now upon us.
We understand that Fitz’s stepping down as Director and assuming a more limited emeritus status is the largest change KRC has ever and most likely will ever experience. For over 37 years, Fitz has been quietly and humbly working around the clock, leading the Kentucky Resources Council in the endless quest to protect Kentucky’s water, land, and air, and natural and built communities. Without a doubt, Fitz has modeled what it means to altruistically serve others and it is his example that inspires KRC’s next chapter. The entire staff and board of KRC are fully committed to honoring Fitz’s legacy by launching KRC into another four decades of keeping Kentucky and its residents healthy and safe, with no slippage in the quality and volume of our work to further environmental justice and environmental health. The question, understandably, is how will we achieve this?
Since that announcement in March 2019, the Board has been hard at work implementing the key steps of KRC’s succession and strategic plans.
The Board has: