Marin Conservation League Appoints New Executive Director Dr. Kate Shilvock

San Rafael – The Board of Directors of Marin Conservation League (MCL) today announced that they have named Dr. Kate Shilvock as Executive Director, effective November 1. Dr. Shilvock’s appointment comes at a critical time for the preservation and enhancement of Marin’s treasured natural assets and as the organization nears 90 years of milestone accomplishments.

Dr. Shilvock, who is a long-time resident of Marin, said “MCL has the policy expertise and advocacy credentials to tackle the conservation challenges before us. MCL knows how to bring a broad range of partners together to advocate effectively and I am confident that together we can continue and even increase the organization’s incredible legacy and impact on our county.”

Dr. Shilvock is a nonprofit executive, governance expert, seasoned fundraiser, and operations specialist, as well as an avid community volunteer with 20+ years of proven leadership success in established and emerging organizations. She is an innovative leader passionate about ensuring that everyone has a seat at the table and that all voices are heard.

Board President Terri Thomas shares, “Kate brings an understanding of the challenges we must confront, the management skills to thrive, and a shared enthusiasm for the mission. She will steer the organization to its next level of community impact on issues of water, land use, parks, transportation, open space, and climate change. She continues, “Kate has a proven track record of bringing teams and stakeholders together for action, making her uniquely prepared to lead MCL inclusively and effectively at this important moment in time. MCL’s Board of Directors and staff are delighted to welcome Kate Shilvock as Executive Director of MCL.”

Dr. Shilvock holds a Bachelors in Sociology from Wake Forest University, a Masters in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco, and a Doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California. She lives in Novato, CA with her husband and two children, and will begin her new role at Marin Conservation League on November 1, 2023.

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