M-BELT Seeks New President

We are sad to announce the retirement of our longtime steward, Tom Lincoln. We want to thank Tom for his leadership and many thousands of hours of hard work on the Brooks Estate over the past three decades. Tom was instrumental in shepherding the creation of the Brooks Estate from 1993-98, taking neglected land and historic buildings and turning them into a 501(c)(3) non-profit that included the permanent protection of the Estate and Buildings. He has guided the restoration of the landscape and buildings and while the work is far from complete, we are far down the road towards making the Brooks Estate an amazing community asset because of his continued efforts.

With that said, the Medford-Brooks Estate Land Trust (M-BELT) is seeking a President to direct and lead the organization forward. This is an unpaid, volunteer position.

The Brooks Estate is a 50 acre site in Medford that encompasses 2 buildings and conservation land. The Shepherd Brooks Manor and Carriage House are in the process of being restored with the goal of making the Carriage House an income-generating property within the next 10 years.

M-BELT is a community non-profit dedicated to preserving this important site. The primary goal of the President is to direct the execution of the Master Plan, with the assistance of rest of the Board. In addition to executing the Master Plan, the President will be responsible for:

  • Setting policy, planning initiatives and general organizational management
  • Creating and achieving annual goals for M-BELT Board and Committees
  • Presiding over public events and representing M-BELT at public meeting
  • Directing regular and effective communication to elected officials, city/state departments, the board, membership, and the general public
  • Managing regular board meetings as well as M-BELT financials and contracts

M-BELT is a fantastic group of people who love history and landscape preservation. Our ideal President will be an integral piece of our puzzle. Critical thinking and excellent communication skills are ideal as is prior experience with local and state governments. Grant experience a plus.

The President will be supported by a part-time administrative position.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to: mbeltcomms@gmail.com

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