Land Trust for Tennessee
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Nashville, TN 37204
Organization Details

Executive Director


Executive Director Ms. Liz McLaurin
E-mail lmclaurin@landtrusttn.org
Term Start May 2016
Liz's Experience: As President and CEO, Liz oversees the day-to-day management of The Land Trust for Tennessee. She is a graduate of The University of the South and a resident of the Leiper's Fork community in Williamson County. She has been involved with The Land Trust since its early days and has led a number of successful initiatives, including the revitalization of The Land Trust's Glen Leven Farm.Liz grew up all over the country, from the mountains of Vermont and North Carolina to the urban centers of New York and Philadelphia. She started her career in theatre, acting in both New York and in regional theatre. Since then, she's worked for organizations including Vanderbilt University, Nashville Public Television, and Nashville Public Radio, Rhode Island School of Design Museum and Colgate University. She also served on the boards and committees including Stand for Children, the Metro Arts Commission, Community Access Corporation and the Nashville Film Festival.

Senior Staff


Name Title
Ms. Emily Parish Vice President of Conservation

Staff

Full Time Staff 17
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 50
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 71%

Plans & Policies

Does your organization have a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Does your organization have a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
When was the Strategic Plan adopted? June 2015
Does your organization have a Management Succession Plan? No
Does your organization have a Policy and Procedure Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Does the organization have a Whistle Blower Policy? Yes
Does the organization have a Document Destruction Policy? Yes

Evaluation

Is there a formal evaluation for... Frequency (if applicable)
CEO/Executive Director Yes Annually
Senior Management Yes Annually
Non-Management Yes Annually

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
Land Trust Alliance 1999

External Assessments and Accreditations

Assessment/Accreditation Year
Land Trust Alliance 2015

Awards


Award / Recognition Organization Year
Conservation Farmer of the Year, Awarded to The Land Trust for Tennessee's Glen Leven Farm Shorthorns (Chris Mullican and Blair Myers) National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Tennessee 2015
Conservation Promotion, Awarded to The Land Trust for Tennessee's Harvest & History Program at Glen Leven Farm National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Tennessee 2015
Conservation, Awarded to The Land Trust for Tennessee's Harvest & History Program at Glen Leven Farm Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts (TACD) 2015
Farm of the Year, Awarded to The Land Trust for Tennessee's Glen Leven Farm Davidson County Soil Conservation District 2015
Governor's Environmental Stewardship Award for Excellence in Natural Heritage Conservation - Lost Cove Project State of Tennessee Department of Environmental Protection 2009
Governor's Environmental Stewardship Award for Excellence in Natural Heritage Conservation - Sherwood Forest State of Tennessee Department of Environmental Protection 2017
Governor's Environmental Stewardship Award for Excellence in Natural Heritage Conservation - Window Cliffs State Natural Area State of Tennessee Department of Environmental Protection 2018
Land and Soil Conservationist of the Year Tennessee Conservation League 2001
National Preservation Honor Award Winner National Trust for Historic Preservation 2010
Our President & Executive Director elected to Board National Land Trust Alliance 2004
Selection for National Mentoring Partnership, one of 10 selected from 1,200+ land trusts National Land Trust Alliance 2003
The Statewide Restoration Award Tennessee Preservation Trust 2003
Trails and Trilliums Service Award St. Andrew?s-Sewanee School, Sewanne, Tennessee 2009
National Land Trust Excellence Award Land Trust Alliance 2020