After an extensive search, Environment Lethbridge is pleased to welcome Kathleen Sheppard as its new Executive Director.
“We are very excited to have Kathleen join the Environment Lethbridge team,” said Mike Spencer, Chair of Environment Lethbridge’s Executive Committee. “We have big plans for the next three years and I know that Kathleen’s skills and experience will be crucial in ensuring Environment Lethbridge’s success.”
Originally from southern Alberta, Kathleen brings more than 25 years experience in the non-profit sector to Environment Lethbridge. Most recently, she was the Executive Director with Social Planning Cowichan, located in Duncan, BC. Prior to that, she worked as the Director of Operations for The Land Conservancy of BC. Kathleen has a Bachelor of Science in Geography and Biology and a Certificate in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Management.
“I am thrilled to be joining Environment Lethbridge at this critical time,” Sheppard explained. “I look forward to working with local businesses, government and community members to establish Lethbridge as a leader in sustainability.”
During the upcoming year, Environment Lethbridge will focus on providing information and resources related to waste reduction and recycling. Among the first tasks for Environment Lethbridge’s new Executive Director will be to develop sustainability benchmarks, to establish a one-stop hub for sustainability information and to collaborate with local community partners to promote existing sustainability initiatives.