Missed This Year’s Annual Meeting?
That’s okay! We recorded it for you! Check out our 2021 keynote speaker, Donna Chavis. We hope to see you in 2022 for the 40th Annual Meeting.
Meet Our 2021 Keynote Speaker
Donna Chavis has over 40 years of service in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors on the local, state, and national level and currently serves as Senior Climate Campaigner with Friends of the Earth U.S. She is a recognized leader in social and environmental justice change and practice. Donna was a member of the Planning Committee of the First National People of Color Leadership Summit in 1991 which developed the Principles of Environmental Justice. She remains committed to those principles and has specifically integrated them in her work over the past 4 years in opposition to the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. When she is not working for environmental and social justice Donna enjoys music, poetry and time outside with her friends and family. She is a member of the Lumbee tribe of North Carolina and resides in the ancestral home of Pembroke, NC.
New and returning members are up for election at our annual membership meeting. We strive to have a diverse Board to represent the people of our watershed, including race, gender, age and geography.
This year we are particularly hoping to have some nominees who are young, and/or Hispanic, and also people from Rockingham, Caswell, and Guilford counties. Let us know if you are interested! (You must be a member of HRA to serve on our Board).
Board Members for Re-Election: Jeannie Ambrose; Crystal Cavalier Keck; Dianne Ford; Sharon Garbutt; David Jester; Jo Sanders; John Wagner; Ayo Wilson.
See Who’s Currently On the
2021 HRA Board
George Pauly was an active member of our HRA Board of Directors, and a great supporter and volunteer with many conservation and biodiversity organizations. George dedicated himself to living a sustainable life, and advocating for biodiversity, native plants and social and ecological justice. He created an website, Rock Spring Branch http://rockspringbranch.org , with his writings to help heal the human/Earth relationship. “Social Justice and Earth Justice are comrades, and every effort for one must keep the other in mind, and progress as a whole is the only true progress.” He was a kind and generous man who will be greatly missed, but always remembered by those whose lives he touched.