Board members are elected for two-year terms and meet monthly. The board has active Stewardship, Acquisitions, and Fundraising and Membership committees. The Stewardship and Fundraising/Membership committees meet several times a year – volunteers are welcome. The CNY Land Trust always needs volunteers who love Central New York to participate on committees. If you are interested, please contact us. To learn more about the Central New York Land Trust, Inc. as an organization, please click here.
Peggy Ries is a Marketing Manager at Barton & Loguidice, a 250+ person engineering, planning, environmental science and landscape architecture firm. In this role, she oversees proposal development, marketing, business development, promotional events and seminars, market research, strategic planning, and client relationship management activities. She began working at her dad’s advertising agency at an early age, and now has more than 30 years of experience in marketing and communications. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping, cross-country skiing, and ice skating. Peggy is a passionate advocate for environmental causes, social justice, and animal welfare. She also serves as board secretary for Spay and Neuter Syracuse, a non-profit veterinary clinic, and previously served as secretary and board member of the Society For Marketing Professional Services (SMPS).
As part-time Office Administrator, Susan manages daily operations for the CNYLT. Susan is a native Central New Yorker, having grown up in Camillus, and has recently returned to the area after thirty years in Chicago – a change inspired by both her deep roots in the region and her great love for the land. In addition to being a licensed acupuncturist, she is also an avid traveler, a voracious reader, and a decent cook. She and her husband make their home in Syracuse’s Eastwood neighborhood.