Executive Director Resignation Announcement

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Executive Director Resignation Announcement

Northern Environmental Action Team and the Board of Directors announce that Executive Director Karen Mason-Bennett is departing from the role at the end of September.

Ms. Mason-Bennett took over as ED in 2018 after the organization split with the Peace River Regional District, a long time partner, and oversaw a significant restructuring and rebuilding phase for NEAT that continues through today.

Under her leadership, the team expanded from three management staff to seven and more than 25 program staff, running a diversity of programming focused on education, food security, and horticulture.

“It has been an absolute pleasure working for NEAT. This organization has my heart in so many ways, but it is time for new energy at the leadership table to finish carrying out our goals and objectives,” said Mason-Bennett. “The next ten years will be about improving impact, building community, and increasing resilience.”

She noted that while she is stepping down, she is not leaving the community and will continue to support NEAT however she can. “I’ll probably be delivering Meals on Wheels,” she said chuckling, “I am looking forward to seeing what NEAT will do over the next few years, we’ve worked really hard to set ourselves up for success and now it’s time to reap the harvest.”

“Karen has had a profound impact on NEAT during her time here,” said Board Chair Russ Beerling, “we are sad to see her go and wish her all the best in her new endeavours.” NEAT invites interested candidates to watch their website and social media for information on when and how to apply.

For further information please contact:

Karen Mason-Bennett
250-785-6328 x 101

Russ Beerling, Board Chair


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