VPC is pleased to announceÂ a new â€œyoung associatesâ€Â membership level (up to $50) toÂ engage the next generation of conservation mindedÂ leaders who care about preservingÂ open space in the valleys! VPC willÂ launch thisÂ new initiative at a special event this spring (TBD) that will be organized by theÂ newÂ committee.
Under the leadership of VPC board members, Justin Batoff, Carrie Montague and Betsy Wilmerding, the committee willÂ develop and implement programs and activities directed towards young members, including university students and young professionals. The goal it to increaseÂ membership in this demographic and help foster a deeperÂ appreciation and understanding of land conservation issuesÂ with Millennials and Generation Y.
For more than 50 years, the VPC has been committed to the preservation of natural, historic and cultural resources in northern Baltimore County. The valleys region is widely recognized as a signature landscape with more than 40,0000 acres of scenic open space protected in perpetuity.Â VPC recognizes that the future success of the organization hinges on its ability to recruit new younger members between the ages of 21-35 to join ourÂ efforts and become theÂ future stewards of thisÂ treasured landscape.
We invite you to nominate a son or daughter (or grandchild) orÂ a friend to serve on thisÂ new steering committee and help recruit other young members. You may alsoÂ consider giving a one-year Young Associates membership ($50) in a young personâ€™s nameÂ (All Young AssociatesÂ will be invitedÂ to specialÂ events throughout the year).Â PleaseÂ forwardÂ namesÂ (and contact info)Â of potential candidates who may be interested inÂ serving on thisÂ new committeeÂ to meÂ (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 31, 2016.