Saturday, January 15, 2022

AdkAction’s Executive Director, Brittany Christenson, steps down after six years of leadership

Brittany Christenson, former AdkAction Executive Director

The Board of Directors of AdkAction announces that, after nearly six successful years of expanding the membership and leading high impact projects in the Adirondack region, AdkAction’s Executive Director, Brittany Christenson, is leaving to take on a challenging new position with a social impact start-up company.  The Board has launched a nation-wide search to fill the Executive Director position. 

“For almost six years I have had the pleasure of working to help fulfill the mission of AdkAction,” Mrs. Christenson related. “In this time, the organization has accomplished more than I could have imagined. I am proud to have had a hand in helping AdkAction become a well known force for good in the Adirondacks. The Board of Directors and I have developed a talented staff and reliable funding streams, created positive outcomes for local residents, and engaged the communities of the Park in projects that improve the natural environment and quality of life in this spectacular place. I am confident that AdkAction’s story of impact in the region is still just beginning and I am excited to watch the organization continue to grow and flourish. I will continue to be a proud and active member of AdkAction.” 

Steve Maikowski, Chair of the Board, shared the news with AdkAction staff and the Board of Directors this week. “We are saddened by Brittany’s decision to leave, as we are losing an incredibly talented and accomplished leader, and a good friend and colleague. We wish her great success in her exciting new endeavor. Due to Brittany’s many accomplishments during her remarkable tenure, our new Executive Director will have a wonderful opportunity to build on and capitalize on all of Brittany’s outstanding work at AdkAction. This is also an exciting opportunity for AdkAction to bring in new leadership and new ideas as we develop our new Strategic Plan for 2023-2025.”

Fortunately for AdkAction and the entire Adirondack community, Mrs. Christenson will remain in the North Country and will continue to be engaged, not only in the work of AdkAction, but in other community organizations as well. Brittany was recently named by Governor Hochol to the new Road Salt Task Force and she expects to remain in that important role. 

Candidates interested in applying for the Executive Director position can read the complete job description and application procedure on the AdkAction website at AdkAction.org/EDsearch. Applications will be accepted until Monday, January 31, 2022. 

 AdkAction, which just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with over 600 members. Its mission is to create projects that address unmet needs, promote vibrant communities, and preserve the natural beauty of the Adirondacks for all. Major projects include Road Salt Reduction, the Adirondack Pollinator Project, Broadband for All, Compost for Good, Local Healthy Food Access and Food Security, and Community Revitalization. AdkAction projects are designed to significantly improve the social, economic, and cultural lives of local residents and enhance the long-term natural resources and character of the Park.

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One Response

  1. Naj Wikoff says:

    Brittany, like AdkAction, thinks out of the box, sees and seizes opportunities. When she and they take on a project, they think deeply on how to bring it it fruition, the partners and people they will need, and then dive in.

    Brittany will be missed but the positive impact she’s had in so many ways is hard ti fully add up and say thank you enough. I have no doubt that Brittany will be successful, nor that ADKAction will find another remarkable person to help carry that mission and projects forward. So my best wishes to Brittany and ADK Action staff and bad as they more forward.

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