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Owsley Named ESLC Deputy Director

ESLC is pleased to announce the promotion of Amy Owsley to Deputy Director of the organization.

 Owsley, who joined ESLC as its Director of Community Planning in 2001, has a Masters in Forest Science from Yale University, a Bachelor’s in Earth Sciences from Pennsylvania State University, and was a Knauss Seagrant Fellow, Morris K Udall Congressional Scholar, and is a recent graduate of the National Conservation Leadership Program. She left ESLC in 2005 for a two year project with the Land Trust Alliance, where she led a coastwide conservation collaborative called the Maine Coast Protection Initiative. In Amy’s time with ESLC before working in Maine, she created and led the original Eastern Shore 2010 initiative and launched a land use planning educational forum for the Shore.

 “I am so pleased that Amy has accepted this new position within our organization,” said Rob Etgen, ESLC’s Executive Director. “Amy knows our issues and institution, she has well established relationships with the ESLC staff, Board and the community, and she is especially well equipped to handle the new issues we will be facing as we head into our new strategic plan.”

 ESLC recently kicked off its new strategic plan – which runs from 2010-2015 –and will focus on towns, access to land and inviting a much broader segment of Eastern Shore residents, friends, and supporters into ESLC’s mission and work.

 Amy, who splits her time between ESLC’s Queenstown and Cambridge offices. resides in Easton with her husband, Ryan Ewing and their infant son, Liam.

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