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December 2014

Fenner Conservancy announces selection of executive director

Lansing, Mich. - After a rigorous selection process, the board of directors at Fenner Conservancy welcomes Liz Roxberry as executive director. Roxberry has served as interim director at Fenner since August of this year and will assume the executive director role effective immediately.

Roxberry is an experienced non-profit manager with a history of successful leadership in the fields of conservation, education, and natural resource relations. She obtained her degree from Central Michigan University and is passionate about creating connections between the next generation of stewards and the land they will inherit.

"I am thrilled to work with such a talented and passionate group of individuals, volunteers, staff and board members as we begin the next phase of Fenner Nature Center's long history in this community," said Roxberry. "I look forward to building upon the work that has already been started at Fenner."

Prior to serving as interim director Roxberry was the program manager at Fenner Nature Center. She also served as the director of the Cedar Lake Outdoor Center for Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the statewide youth education coordinator for Michigan Pheasants Forever.

"Though we have accomplished a great deal in the last several years with the help of our donors, partners and supporters, there is much still to do," said Roxberry. "We're looking forward to unveiling a major visitor center renovation, the addition of new trails and access points, as well as celebrating the completion of upland prairie restoration at the park."

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