Hey! Don't miss out on our 2 for 1 sale on "Friends of Alta 2019 Calendars." All photos are of Little Cottonwood Canyon and the wildlife that reside there. Visit our website at friendsofalta.org/donate/store/ to give these beautiful images a home! ... See MoreSee Less
Hope you all have had a great start to the new year! I am very excited to begin 2019 by joining the Friends of Alta family. Jen has left some big shoes to fill, and I will be diligently working to uphold the values of Friends of Alta and continue to protect and preserve Alta and Little Cottonwood Canyon. To give a little background to who I am: I grew up outside of Nashville, Tennessee (Surprising right, since it doesn’t really snow there or have mountains!), but I have also spent a good portion of my life in West Virginia since I attended college and law school there. I discovered what was so special about the outdoors and nature while roaming the hills of West Virginia, free to explore. I devoted my education to joining my outdoor interests with my professional life. I graduated from West Virginia University College of Law having focused in land use and sustainable development. I spent my last year of law school in the Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic working with communities and property owners to create conservation easements, create city plans for sustainable and environmentally friendly growth, and help homeowners who lost their homes to severe flooding. I moved to Utah in the summer of 2017 and immediately fell in love with the Wasatch Front, in particular Little Cottonwood Canyon. From the first time I visited Little Cottonwood Canyon, and every time since, I appreciate the unique and beautiful environment. Alta has become the place I go to find solitude, adventure, and to feel close to nature. I am honored to be a part of an organization that values such a special place as much as I do.
I look forward to getting to know all of you. If you ever want to speak with me or ski a run or two, please give me a call or email me and I would be thrilled to get to know you
Protecting Alta’s natural resources and unique character is important to us. We want to know what issues are important to you. Share your feedback by taking our survey: goo.gl/2ST1Ko... See MoreSee Less
2019 FOA calendar proofing! The line up of photos is fabulous and growing on us daily. They are available for purchase on our website store and we will ship them to you in a few weeks! ... See MoreSee Less
After almost 14 years of working with Friends of Alta, Jen Clancy is taking a position with the Town of Alta. She will continue to serve Alta's community but in a new role. While we are sad to see her go, she's not going too far, actually just upstairs from where she sits now. Jen has taken what our founders started 37 ago and further developed and refined the programs and projects that protect Alta's open spaces, provide scientific data, and steward Alta's landscape. She has also cultivated valuable partnerships in support of FOA's mission. Please join us in wishing Jen well in her new position! She will be greatly missed by FOA, but we are reassured that she isn't going far and will be working with the board and new Executive Director through the end of 2018. For those of you going to our NYC Benefit on November 15, Jen will be there.
Our impact has grown tremendously over the years and and we look forward to finding a stellar Executive Director to lead us in the coming years. The FOA board looks forward to sharing this wonderful opportunity for a key leadership role in Alta's community.
Our best, Mimi Levitt and Peter Corroon President Emeritus and President ... See MoreSee Less