Thank you Bryn!
After 14 years on the job, our Program Manager Bryn White has decided to conclude her contract, and will be leaving SOSCP at the end of April 2020. Bryn has been at the center of this 20-year partnership for most of that time.
If you were not always aware, she is the one keeping us informed through the SOSCP newsletter and website, public events and information sessions. Bryn has often been there behind the scenes representing and defending (when needed) the best of our partners work, with local, provincial, and federal governments, as well as development interests. She is the one raising funds to undertake work, reporting to all of us on the accomplishments of partners, and leading us through evaluations and reconsiderations of program objectives and activities to make sure we are adapting and evolving to meet current challenges in conservation.
Significant achievements about which Bryn can be proud include creating the Shared Environmental Planner contract position that supports the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and communities within, the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy, and the South Okanagan Conservation Fund. Many of you can probably pin-point specific examples of how Bryn helped you find information or funding opportunities, connect with another partner aligned with your work, negotiate some difficult communications, and broker some key meetings that helped you and your organization. She is that kind of go-to person who possesses the energy, knowledge, skills, and experience that were perfect for the role.
Please contact Bryn individually and share your well-wishes for her future. She is sticking around the Okanagan and will continue to help the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen administer the South Okanagan Conservation Fund.
The SOSCP Executive has met and decided upon a process to find a new program manager, and more information about that will be coming soon. At this time we’re still a bit sad to know Bryn is going, but happy she has provided us with solid programs to continue and lead time to prepare for the transition.
Thank you Bryn!
Darcy C. Henderson PhD
Chair, SOSCP Executive
Join SOSCP Executive Committee
There are currently openings on the SOSCP Executive Committee. If you are interested in joining please contact Bryn at firstname.lastname@example.org.