Arch Cape resident John Mersereau has been named president of the board of directors of North Coast Land Conservancy. John has lived on Oregon’s north coast for more than 40 years and has been an NCLC board member since 2010.
“John has a passion for the mission,” said NCLC Executive Director Katie Voelke. “As an avid fisherman, hiker, and gardener, he has a deep connection to this place. As we launch into conserving the Rainforest Reserve, his leadership will help bring together all the voices of the communities around the Reserve, rallying us to a common vision.” Many of NCLC’s newest supporters got to meet John when he hosted a rest stop for CoastWalk Oregon 2017 at his home alongside the Oregon Coast Trail.
John succeeds Doug Green of Portland and Seaside. Doug served on the NCLC board for eleven years, the last seven of those as president. “Doug took us through seven years of growth and was a calm and supportive leader for the board and for me during every moment,” Katie said. “He sees the strength that lies between a great staff and a great board, and he nurtured and respected the individuals and the team. We are so grateful for the years he dedicated to NCLC.”