WPC Names Newest Board Member

Thu, Aug 5th 2010, 15:54. Filed under News Releases.

Pittsburgh, Pa. – August 5, 2010 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) announced that it has appointed Catherine Baxter Smith to its board of directors. Members of the WPC board elected Smith during the Conservancy’s 2010 Annual Meeting.

“We’re pleased to have Catherine join the board of directors. Her commitment to our mission, and professional skills, coupled with her family’s conservation-minded actions make her a perfect addition to the leadership of our organization,” said Tom Saunders, president and CEO of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.

Smith is an attorney, currently of counsel at Caroselli, Beachler, McTiernan and Conboy of Pittsburgh. She is originally from the Pittsburgh area, and now lives in Westmoreland County. Catherine and her husband Tom have demonstrated their commitment to the work of the Conservancy by placing a conservation easement (a donated permanent deed restriction that limits future development on their property), and through their continued support of WPC’s land stewardship endowment, and their service on the Ligonier Advisory Committee.

Smith joins a now 33-member board that oversees the Conservancy’s finances, strategic plans and operations.



About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region’s quality of life by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC helped to establish ten state parks and has conserved more than 228,000 acres of natural lands and waterways. The Conservancy owns and operates Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright house in Mill Run, Pa. that symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 140 community gardens and greenspaces that are planted with the help of 10,000 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 10,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.


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