Marin Agricultural Land Trust CEO resigns

Hired just nine months ago, Thane Kreiner, Ph.D, resigned as CEO of the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, a non-profit organization established in 1980 to permanently preserve Marin County farmland. .

“We appreciate the ideas and vision Thane brought to MALT, building on the foundations created by many stakeholders over the past 40+ years,” said Robert McGee, Chairman of the Board of Directors of MALT and long-time member of the board of directors.

The Marin Independent Journal reported that Kreiner’s departure comes as the Marin County Supervisory Board considers continuing to allocate a designated amount of Measure A funds to help MALT purchase agricultural easements. Measure A ends on March 31 and preparations are underway to place an initiative on the June 7 ballot to extend it.

In mid-November, Marin County Parks Director Max Korten released a draft new spending plan for Measure A that would have reduced the overall allocation for agriculture from 20 percent to 10 percent. Under this plan, no fixed amount of Measure A funds would have been allocated to easements.

Jennifer Carlin, Director of Advancement at MALT, is replacing Kreiner on an interim basis.

“We will benefit from Jennifer’s leadership as we seek a permanent CEO,” said McGee. “In the wake of a recent infusion of new board members and new energy on the MALT board, we look forward to what she and the team can accomplish in the months to come. future. “

“I am delighted to continue to work with the staff, board of directors and supporters and partners of MALT – including our farmers and ranchers, other nonprofits and the great community of Marin – to amplify the voice of those who work so hard to take care of the land and produce healthy, locally grown food for everyone to enjoy, ”Carlin said.

Amalia H. Mercado