It is with mixed emotions that I share with you all that I will be leaving Atlanta Audubon in mid-September for a new adventure. After nine amazing years, it is time for me to move on to new challenges and to spend more time with my family.
I did not make this decision lightly. I have great love and passion for Atlanta Audubon. The work that the board, staff, and I have accomplished over this time has elevated Atlanta Audubon to new heights and helped us earn the reputation of a solid conservation organization building places where birds and people thrive.
It is only through the loyal support of our network of members, donors, sponsors, advocates, volunteers, and partners that we have been able to achieve these successes. I would like to thank each of you personally for supporting Atlanta Audubon and believing in our vision, and I ask you to continue supporting the organization in the future. There are great things to come for Atlanta Audubon!
The board of directors will lead a search committee with the intent of hiring a new Executive Director by January 1, 2020. Atlanta Audubon's work to build places where birds and people thrive will continue as a new leader is identified.
Beginning September 15, Michelle Hamner, our current director of development, will step into the role of Interim Executive Director, keeping Atlanta Audubon on track until a new executive director is in place.
My final monthly meeting as Executive Director will be our August 25 meeting at Manuel's Tavern at 3:30 PM, and it will be an opportunity to say goodbye in person, to celebrate our successes, and to look towards the future. I hope to see you there!