NESAWG hires a new ED!

We are thrilled to announce that Tracy Lerman will be NESAWG’s next Executive Director, effective immediately. Tracy’s experience, energy, and vision arrive at an important moment for NESAWG, as we complete a long-range strategic planning process and look ahead to our 2017 conference in Baltimore.

Tracy has 15 years experience in the sustainable farm and food systems movement, including grassroots organizing, research, communications, policy advocacy, project management, and campaign strategy development.  She has been NESAWG’s communications manager since 2015. In fact, many of you got to know her in her role leading the design of our 2016 It Takes a Region conference in Hartford. And that was one inspiring conference!!!

Before NESAWG, Tracy worked as the National Policy Organizer for the Organic Farming Research Foundation and as a food systems consultant on sustainable farm and food systems projects in New York's Hudson Valley.  She holds a master’s degree in Community Development from UC Davis, where she examined marketing strategies for small-scale, sustainable farmers.

Tracy is excited to lead NESAWG into the future as we celebrate our 25th anniversary. Please join us in welcoming her.

Michael Rozyne, NESAWG Board Chair