Bolton Landing, NY – The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) is proud to announce the appointment of Executive Director Jamie Brown to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission’s Executive Committee.
Brown had served as one of the eighteen commissioners on the Commission for the past six years before his recent appointment to the Executive Committee of the Commission, where he will help to lead its direction and to work closely with the Land Trust Alliance Board.
“As one of the commissioners actively practicing in the land trust community, I know first-hand how the accreditation requirements can make a direct difference to and impact a land trust,” said Brown. “Accreditation has made LGLC a better organization to fulfill our promise to protect the land that protects the lake forever.”
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, and independent program of the national Land Trust Alliance, promotes national quality standards for ensuring permanence in the conservation of American lands. The Commission’s seal reads: “Excellence, Trust, and Permanence.” The Commission ensures the land trust community upholds these values by verifying land trusts meet the rigorous standards created by the land trust community.
The Commission is governed by a volunteer board of diverse land conservation and nonprofit management experts from around the country. Commissioners represent and reflect the diverse nature of the land trust community and currently come from 14 different states. The commissioners serve as peer reviewers of land trusts and work to ensure that the land trust community maintains its own strong standards to keep organizations strong and fulfill the promise of permanent protection.
The Lake George Land Conservancy protects the land that protects the lake for today and future generations. As a land trust that has a permanent responsibility to protect over 11,000 acres within the Lake George watershed, the LGLC must remain healthy; just like the land that the organization owns and manages and the water that its protects. Initially accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission in 2014, the LGLC has renewed its accreditation in 2020.