It is with mixed emotions that we share the news that Triangle Land Conservancy’s Senior Conservation Manager, George C. Jones Jr., has accepted the Executive Director position at Farmer Foodshare in Durham. He begins his new role on Feb. 14.
George started at TLC in March 2018, and during his tenure he led the development and implementation of TLC’s vision for the 405-acre Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve, which opens April 25 in eastern Wake County.
“We will miss George and his talent and passion for Williamson Preserve and the Walnut Hill community,” said TLC Executive Director Sandy Sweitzer. “But we are also excited for him and wish him the best. We’re looking forward to building a stronger collaboration with our friends at Farmer Foodshare and believe our two organizations have a lot of shared goals — and we’re glad it means we still get to work with George.”
One of TLC’s primary goals of conservation is to support local farms and food, and George worked at Williamson Preserve to provide opportunities for new farmers who use sustainable agriculture methods. Farmer Foodshare has a successful history of improving access to local food throughout the community. TLC is excited about strengthening the collaborations between the two organizations as they work toward a shared goal of supporting the local farmers.
Read Farmer Foodshare’s announcement here.