KCD Selects New Executive Director

KCD is excited to announce the selection of Rosa Méndez-Perez for KCD Executive Director. KCD’s Board of Supervisors, with input from KCD Staff and Advisory Committee, selected Rosa from a field of highly qualified candidates.

Rosa is an environment and climate advocate focused on issues of equity and community empowerment. With over a decade of experience in conservation and environmental policy, Rosa most recently served as the Director of the Office of Environmental Justice for New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation where she led the agency’s Environmental Justice and Indian Nations Affairs programs. She also chaired the Climate Justice Working Group and worked with communities to address their environmental challenges and supported their efforts as stewards of their environments. Rosa earned an undergraduate degree in Natural Resources from Cornell University and a Juris Doctorate from Vermont Law School where she focused on environmental law. An avid hiker, Rosa enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband in the Adirondacks and is looking forward to exploring trails in Washington State.

Rosa’s passion for environmental justice and her commitment to serving all communities to create a healthier place to live will guide her future work at KCD. We are pleased to have her leadership as KCD looks toward the future.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to join King Conservation District as we continue to empower King County residents to be stewards of our natural resources. KCD has built a strong reputation as a trusted and innovative partner and as the incoming executive director, I look forward to working with the residents of King County to further our great community-based conservation work.”

Rosa will take the reins of KCD on September 20, 2021.

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