Moran Henn, executive director of Friends of Flagstaff Future has announced that she will be leaving the group in August and will be taking over as Executitive Director for Willow Bend Environmental Education Center.
Friends of Flagstaff’s Future President David McCain issued the following statement to supporters this morning:
“Dear F3 Supporter,
After five years of dedicated service to Friends of Flagstaff’s Future (F3), today we announce that Moran Henn will be leaving F3 effective August 15, 2015. She will remain in Flagstaff and continue her commitment to promoting environmental stewardship as the Executive Director for Willow Bend Environmental Education Center. The Board of Directors is working on a succession plan to ensure that F3 continues to fulfill its mission while a new executive director is hired.
We will deeply miss the energy, commitment, and leadership Moran has given F3 and all of Flagstaff since she joined us program director in 2010. Amongst her many achievements with F3, she was instrumental in supporting the La Plaza Vieja neighborhood in their fight against The Standard development that would have seen the eviction of hundreds of residents from their homes. This work prompted the City to form a Student Housing Action Plan (SHAP) Group, of which F3 is a part, to develop long-term solutions to the student housing issue.
Moran also led efforts to advocate for a range of additional issues through City Council including open space protection, water conservation, the Human Rights Ordinance, the Regional Plan, and the updated Energy Code. Those of you that have heard her speak at one of the many Council meetings she attended know how effectively she has articulating F3’s positions. Under her leadership, F3 has become known as a strong supporter of citizen engagement and empowerment and a champion for progressive issues in Flagstaff.
Moran stated that: “Working for F3 has been very rewarding. I loved going to work every day and am privileged to have worked side by side with so many amazing people on so many important issues. I feel like together we made a tremendous difference in Flagstaff. This has not been an easy decision for me as I love F3 and support the organization’s work. However, I believe F3 is in very good hands with a dedicated Board and staff. With this foundation in place, now seems an appropriate time for a new executive director at F3 and for me to apply my skills and energy in another local organization I strongly support. I feel that I can bring my program management, fundraising, and community building experience to my new position to instill a love for the environment among Flagstaff’s children, youth, and community through education.”
F3 is sad to see Moran leave our organization and, at the same time, we are excited she will be staying in the community to continue her work. Her passion for making Flagstaff a more livable community was expressed on a daily basis whether she was working with City Council members on a different issues or with children in our education program.
The Board would like to invite you to a Transition Celebration/Ice Cream Social for Moran at our office at 11 E Dale (Dale and Leroux) from 3 pm to 5 pm on Sunday, August 9th. This is an opportunity to eat ice cream, share your appreciation for the work Moran has done with F3, and wish her well in her next venture.
David R. McCain
F3 Board President”