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Chocorua Lake Conservancy announces departure of Lynne Flaccus

November 24, 2021
CHOCORUA —The Chocorua Lake Conservancy (CLC) announced this week that Lynne Flaccus, the Stewardship Director of the CLC, will be moving on from her full-time post at the end of December to begin new adventures closer to her Maine home.

While the timing makes sense for her family, Flaccus says, "I leave with a bit of a heavy heart as I know there are so many things to do and great possibilities on CLC's horizon. I've greatly appreciated the opportunities to work with the CLC Board and the Chocorua community, and to support the work of the CLC in my role. It has been a wonderful experience—providing growth, challenges, and above all, fun!"

This is sad news for the CLC Board of Directors and many in the community. Since joining the CLC in 2016 as Stewardship Director and the first full-time employee in the organization's 50-year history, Flaccus has become an integral and cherished part of the Chocorua Lake Basin community, bringing exceptional professionalism to her job. Her work has been varied, from working with the Land Conservation Committee and the Lake and Property Management Committee on land conservation and stewardship projects, to monitoring covenants and easements and getting to know landowners, to winning many friends for the CLC through her wonderful nature hikes, lake paddles, and informative talks.

Along the way, she has helped the Chocorua Lake Conservancy learn how to become a more effective and professional land trust, and has established a culture of caring and consistency in how the CLC stewards the 4,000 acres under its charge. The Board of Directors is grateful for how well Flaccus has positioned the CLC to continue moving forward with its dual missions: to protect the natural beauty of the Chocorua Lake Basin for future generations, and to provide public access for visitors and nearby residents.

The CLC Board has appointed a search committee and will post the position later this month. The CLC welcomes input on this process; all Board member emails are on the CLC Web site at www.chocorualake.org. Lynne has agreed to serve in a part-time role during a transitional period of the first six months of 2022 and to help support and train her replacement as needed.

Board President Alex Moot says, "Because of the strong foundation that Lynne has built, the CLC Board is very optimistic about the future of the CLC. We are very grateful for Lynne's service to the CLC and wish her all the very best moving forward."

He adds, "Because Lynne still has roots in Tamworth, we are encouraged that she will still participate in our community from time to time. Who knows, maybe we can even twist her arm to lead a nature walk now and then!"

About the Chocorua Lake Conservancy

The CLC is a volunteer-led, nonprofit land trust founded in 1968 to protect the scenic and natural resources of the Chocorua Lake Basin and surrounding area. The CLC is committed to providing convenient and attractive public access to Chocorua Lake and trails on nearby conservation lands for visitors and local residents. For more information, including ways you can get involved, please visit www.chocorualake.org.

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