Leadership Change

Former President John Anderson
Former President John Anderson holds framed photo honoring his contributions to the Chapter

At our April 19th Annual Meeting the Chapter elected new Board Members and a new slate of Officers. Having served on the board for over a decade, and as Chapter President for two years, outgoing President John Anderson steps down and is replaced by Star Childs. The photo shows John accepting a framed photograph of a emerging chestnut seedling with an inscription thanking him for his service and contributions.

Frame was made and presented by former Chapter President Bill Adamsen. The frame was fabricated of American chestnut found in an old structure here in Connecticut. We’re always looking for chestnut which can be used for such purposes … if you have some please reach out to your local Board Member.

Star Childs - newly elected President CT-TACF

Star Childs headlines the new Executive Committee voted into office at the 2015 Annual Meeting.

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Kendra Gurney

Kendra Gurney

Kendra joined TACF in 2008 as Regional Science Coordinator for the New England region, which includes the ME, VT/NH, RI/MA, and CT state chapters of TACF. She received a BS in Environmental Conservation Science from the University of New Hampshire and an MS in Natural Resources: Forestry from the University of Vermont. Her master’s research focused on American chestnut restoration, which led her to become involved with TACF and the formation of the VT/NH chapter. Kendra worked previously with citizen scientists through New Hampshire’s Volunteer Lake Assessment Program.

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