(Palo Alto, Calif.) – Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), a 45-year-old nonprofit that protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all, today announced a public search for new board members. Expanding POST’s roster of volunteer board members will help to drive best governance practices, further our mission and vision, and advance POST’s commitment to expanding diversity, equity and inclusion.
“We’re excited to be broadening POST’s volunteer leadership team with several new board members. Conducting an open search is a newer practice not just for us, but for the nonprofit sector in general. We are committed to continued strong governance and bringing new voices and diverse perspectives to every aspect of our work. A public search helps serve both of these goals,” said Suzanne Sullivan, chair of POST’s Board. “One of POST’s core values is that the outdoors is for everybody. To deliver on that, we want to ensure that our leaders both share that belief and represent the full breadth of our community.”
POST’s Board of Directors informs the nonprofit’s strategic direction, oversees its financial health and ensures that best practices in management and leadership are followed. Board member terms are three years long, and members are eligible to serve up to four consecutive terms. POST’s board members attend multiple meetings and events throughout the year, serving as ambassadors to expand POST’s influence and effectiveness with communities and organizations across the region.
“An ideal new POST board member is both an innovator and coalition-builder,” added Jennifer Lynch, chair of the board public search task force. “They share our passion for protecting open spaces and bring energy, strategic thinking, a high level of skill and commitment to everything they do.”
About the Peninsula Open Space Trust
POST protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. As a private nonprofit land trust, POST has been responsible for saving more than 80,000 acres since 1977. POST works with private landowners and public agencies to connect people and nature.
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Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. Since its founding in 1977, POST has been responsible for saving more than 87,000 acres as permanently protected land in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. Learn more