Land and Community Heritage Investment Program Welcomes New Executive Director
Taylor brings experience in natural resources and community organizing
The Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) announces that Governor Lynch and the Executive Council have appointed the LCHIP Board’s selected candidate, Dorothy “Dijit” Taylor of Hopkinton as Executive Director for the program.
Taylor brings a wealth of experience with conservation and community activism, having previously worked for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation, the New Hampshire Rivers Council and the Appalachian Mountain Club. Her professional natural resource experience is balanced with personal interest in both the history of the state and the way historic structures and natural resources fit together to define the state’s communities.
LCHIP Board President Rusty McLear, owner of The Inns at Mill Falls, says “Dijit helped out at LCHIP by stepping in as Interim Executive Director last summer. Her skills, experience and enthusiasm led us to select her over the other well-qualified candidates for the permanent position. We are very pleased that she is willing to continue in the position.” Taylor’s appointment is for five years.
Taylor reports that she is delighted to have this opportunity to make a positive contribution to a program that does so much to retain the distinctive natural, historic and cultural features that are such a big part of the New Hampshire advantage.
The Land and Community Heritage Investment Program is an independent state authority that provides matching grants to New Hampshire communities and non-profits in an effort to protect and preserve the state’s most important natural, cultural and historic resources. Its legislatively mandated mission is to ensure the perpetual contribution of these resources to the economy, environment and the quality of life in New Hampshire. LCHIP funds have helped 136 New Hampshire communities conserve 290,000 acres and 118 historic structures and sites to date. For more information about LCHIP visit www.lchip.org or call (603) 224-4113.