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Riverkeeper Approves A New Strategic Plan And Its President Will Step Down

WAMC, Allison Dunne

An environmental group based in New York’s Hudson Valley is refocusing its mission. Plus, its president is stepping down next year.

Riverkeeper has adopted a new strategic plan, with a new mission and a redefined vision. The nonprofit reaffirms its commitment to communities and life in the Hudson River watershed. The new plan contains Riverkeeper’s first-ever statement of core values, in which the organization commits to facts, science and community voices as the foundation of its work, among other principles. President and Hudson Riverkeeper Paul Gallay, who took the helm in 2010, says he intends to step down at the end of June next year. Chair of Riverkeeper’s board of directors Ernest Tollerson says a search committee will conduct a national search for Gallay’s successor.

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