27 Oct Executive Director Jim Ramey Accepts New Position
October 27, 2015 –
CHC’s Executive Director, Jim Ramey, is moving on to a new position with The Wilderness Society in its Denver office as of November 16, 2015. He will be sorely missed! As the first Executive Director of CHC, Jim has been with us for over three and a half years and has done an amazing job.
The Board of Directors has been privileged to have such a talented person at the helm. During Jim’s tenure, we fought off two BLM leasing attempts within the North Fork Valley, filed several lawsuits to protect our area, and held numerous successful fundraisers – all with the strong support from members of the community.
Under Jim’s leadership, CHC grew to be an outstanding example of local grassroots environmental activism, and has gained national attention for its efforts. As a highly skilled grant writer, Jim brought in over $150,000.00 in grant funds to our community and grew the membership of CHC from about 250 to 450, thereby leaving the organization in a sound fiscal position.
It has been an honor to serve as Jim’s supervisor these last two years. The board of CHC heartily thanks Jim for his hard work and commitment to protecting the Delta County region.
We invite you to join us to wish Jim farewell at The Hive in Paonia on Thursday, Nov. 12th from 5:30-7:30 pm. Some appetizers and cocktails will be provided, and we invite you to bring beverages or an appetizer dish to share. Please RSVP to email@example.com if you can make it so that we know how many folks to expect.
Natasha Léger, Secretary of the CHC Board, has agreed to step in as Interim Executive Director until a new Executive Director is found. We have established an executive search committee to start the process of hiring a new Executive Director. Please stay tuned for more details and updates as this process unfolds.
John VanDenBerg, Ph.D.
CHC Board Chairperson