New director for land trust |

New director for land trust

The Truckee Donner Land Trust's Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Perry Norris as its new full-time executive director.

“As the Truckee Donner Land Trust continues to expand its scope and the scale of projects, we needed someone to help us take our organization to the next level,” Board President Kathleen Ritchie said.

The Truckee Donner Land Trust is currently working on a 2,500 acre expansion to Donner Memorial State Park that will include Schallenberger Ridge.

“This will permanently protect some of our community’s most valued recreational and scenic lands,” Ritchie noted.

In addition, the Truckee Donner Land Trust is championing the Donner Lake Rim Trail, a 22-mile loop that will link trails between the Town of Truckee and Donner Summit.

Founded in 1990, the Land Trust preserves and protects important natural, recreational, scenic and open spaces in the Truckee and North Tahoe area. Initially an all volunteer-run organization, the Land Trust currently has over 1,000 members. Norris joins a staff that includes Jeff Cutler, director of land conservation, Kris Norris, communications director and Nancy Delumyea, membership director. Founding board member Dan Wendin has served as interim executive director.

Norris has nearly 20 years of non-profit management experience.

Previously he was the director of operations for the North Carolina Outward Bound school. He, his wife Seana, and son, Louis live on Donner Lake.

For further information about the Truckee Donner Land Trust, call 582-4711 or stop by their office on Commercial Row in Truckee.

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