Updated: Oct 8, 2022
ECO is an organization that depends on Etna's committed volunteers and collaborative partners from our region. The nonprofit was born out of a grassroots planning process known as the Etna EcoDistrict that engaged hundreds of residents and friends. ECO's mission is rooted in improving the quality of life for all of Etna's residents through equitable and sustainable community development. Each year, ECO hosts community meetings, large scale events such as the Etna-Sharpsburg Earth Day Challenge and the Etna Art Tour, youth programming, food programming, and works to complete projects such as Etna EcoPark and the Etna Center for Community. Behind the scenes of this exciting and varied work is the ECO Board.
ECO's Board is comprised of individuals who are fully engaged in our work. They meet once a month to review how the organization is fulfilling its mission, review the finances, approve requests made by the Executive Director, and help to bring ECO's vision to life. Beyond that, ECO board members are also volunteers - they show up to our events, get their hands dirty building parks and planting trees, and they do outreach to find new volunteers, partnership opportunities, and funding.
Over the past few years, ECO has had some amazing, dedicated board members. As we look towards the future, we are focused on building out the library/community center in our newly acquired property, 341-343 Butler St, and bringing library services through the Rivertown Libraries - Etna Branch. ECO is looking for passionate individuals who offer unique perspectives and skills that they can bring to the table. More importantly, we are looking for individuals who can work in a collaborative board culture that fosters respect and support for all those involved. If you are interested in learning more, please contact email@example.com. This opportunity is available to residents and nonresidents.