Photo by Doug Hardy
Foothill Conservancy Executive Director Amanda C. Nelson
In July, after a lengthy search, we were excited to welcome Amanda C. Nelson as our new executive director.
Amanda comes to us after a 25-year career leading and consulting with nonprofit organizations throughout the country. After growing up in the Bay Area, she received her B.A. from U.C. Berkeley. She has lived on the East and West coasts, in the South, and in Europe and Puerto Rico.
“I am excited to join the Conservancy and by the opportunity to live and work in Amador County,” Amanda said. “This beautiful, pastoral setting is truly inspiring.
“Having spoken with some of the Conservancy’s dedicated members, I am reminded that the organization is so much more than one person or leader — it is really a community dedicated to keeping this scenic land and water clean and sustainable for generations to come.”
“We’re delighted to have Amanda join our team,” said Conservancy President Katherine Evatt. “Her tremendous leadership skills and experience will help our organization grow, thrive, and address new challenges.”
We’d like to thank former executive Cecily Smith for her many contributions to our organization, and our executive search team, led by Director Doug Hardy, for its work.