Kelly Gonzales Joins Southern Oregon Land Conservancy

May 13, 2019, Ashland, Ore. - Southern Oregon Land Conservancy (SOLC) welcomes Kelly Gonzales as Development Director to their organization, responsible for creating and sustaining a comprehensive membership, fundraising and outreach program for SOLC.

“We are honored and excited to have Kelly working with us on behalf of land conservation,” says SOLC Executive Director Cathy Dombi. “Everyone is welcome to a ‘Meet the New Development Director’ informal reception this Thursday, May 16 at 6-6:45 p.m. at our office (84 Fourth Street, Ashland).”

Gonzales brings 25 years of fundraising, communications, marketing and member engagement experience to SOLC. She has a passion for the outdoors and conservation of the Rogue Valley’s treasured lands. 

“I intend to apply my professional skills to strengthening and growing SOLC’s mission of protecting and enhancing precious land in the Rogue River region to benefit our human and natural communities,” says Gonzales.

Gonzales, in conjunction with Dombi and SOLC’s Board, will be responsible for meeting revenue goals for annual operations and special campaigns, planned giving, outreach and events, communications and grant writing.

As Oregon’s first regional, nonprofit land trust, SOLC began working with local landowners to create conservation easements—a conservation approach to safeguard their lands in perpetuity. What began small has grown into 10,000 acres of protected lands across the Rogue River region.
Today, Southern Oregon Land Conservancy continues to fulfill its original mission by connecting people, nature, and communities. The nationally accredited organization serves as a leader among regional land trusts, through its approach to community involvement and successful conservation track record.

ABOUT THE SOUTHERN OREGON LAND CONSERVANCY: The Southern Oregon Land Conservancy’s (SOLC) mission is to protect and enhance precious land in the Rogue River region to benefit our human and natural communities. One path to achieving this mission is to engage community members—youth and adults—in programs that encourage a greater appreciation and understanding of our natural environments.


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