Conservancy of Southwest Florida elects board

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosted it’s 48th annual meeting on Jan. 16 at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts.

With more than 4,000 members, the conservancy relies on its member dollars to help support the day-to-day financial operations.

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida President and CEO Andrew McElwaine and Conservancy Board Chair Robert Heidrick honored outgoing board members Dawn Allyn, Ted Corbin, Sue Dalton and Andrew D.W. Hill and recognized their commitments to helping the conservancy reach its milestone $38 million Saving Southwest Florida Capital Campaign goal and continually advocating to help meet the critical needs of Southwest Florida’s environment.

“Not only do we recognize our outgoing board members for their role in helping us reach our goal of creating a premier Nature Center, growing our endowment and strengthening our public policy work, but we thank them for helping us plan ahead,” said Heidrick. “Recognizing that our work is never done, we have initiated a new five-year strategic plan with the board and Conservancy staff to keep us focused and growing into the future.”

In addition, members elected six new leaders to serve a four-year term as members of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Board of Directors. These new members are Joe Catti, Heidi Colgate-Tamblyn, Wayne Meland, Van Williams, Tom Gibson, and Phillp M. Gresh. Information: (239) 262-0304 or

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