Executive Director Amy L. White Stepping Down

Dear Friends:

After eight years as Executive Director and almost nine years with LandWatch, Amy L. White is stepping down to pursue a new career in teaching effective April 29th. Through her leadership, LandWatch built momentum and organized significant public support for responsible growth.

During Amy's tenure she worked hard to ensure affordable housing projects like the Tanimura and Antle Farmworker Housing and the Pebble Beach Company project were approved. She also led efforts to prevent irresponsible developments, among them Whispering Oaks, Heritage Oaks, Harper Canyon, Ferrini Ranch, and Monterey Downs.

Amy leaves LandWatch with an incredible legacy of successful advocacy and consensus-building. She notes that she is very proud of her work with LandWatch, especially her work in the Salinas Valley. Under her leadership, the organization became a more powerful force for responsible growth and strong communities throughout Monterey County.

Last month, Amy learned that she is the recipient of a prestigious United States Department of Education grant to pay for her Master's Degree in Education and to teach in the Salinas Valley. She plans to use her skills gained at LandWatch to serve the Salinas Valley in a new way-as an educator and mentor to our youth, who are tasked with caring for this community and continuing the innovative spirit present in the Salinas Valley.

Meanwhile, the LandWatch Board is launching a search to hire an interim director. When more details are available, they will be shared with you. Thank you for supporting LandWatch and Amy in all of our important work. We look forward to this next chapter in LandWatch's history.


The LandWatch Board of Directors

posted: 04.15.16