Our volunteer board was founded in 2015 with the goal of bringing together members of the Salem community that share a commitment to sustainability. The board is made up of individuals from diverse backgrounds and experience that they use to govern the SLC and determine how we promote sustainability throughout the Salem area.
Sue and her husband were the first residents of the Pringle Creek Community, and she has been the Executive Director of the SLC since 2013. She oversees the board and all operations of the SLC. Sue is retired from the state of Oregon and has 30 years of experience in management and human resources.
"I believe that community is a critical component of creating a healthy, sustainable society. As the first residents of Pringle Creek, we have had the opportunity to see the community evolve and create a place that uses its resources wisely and encourages involvement. Sharing sustainable practices with our grandchildren and showing them how it works is our investment in the future." -Sue Wilson
Christal has been a member of the board since ___, and is currently serving as the President of the SLC.
Elin has been a member of the board since 2016, and is currently serving as the board’s secretary. She has spent 15 years working with the State of Oregon in various roles, including the Statewide Sustainability Coordinator. For the past decade she has worked with the Energy Trust of Oregon to help incentivize energy efficiency in government projects. For Elin, her interest in sustainability started as a good way to save money while making a difference, but after having her son, she has realized that she wants him to inherit a planet that is just a little better because of the work she does.
Chris joined the board in 2018, and is currently serving as the board’s treasurer. He brings over ten years of experience working in environmental policy and conservation issues. Chris currently works as a policy analyst for the State of Oregon. Previously, he served as a Peace Corp Volunteer, supporting sustainable agricultural practices in West Africa, and as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team. Chris grew up in Salem, and is excited to help build awareness about the importance of sustainable living in his home town.
Annie has been on the board since early 2016. She has worked with the City of Salem's Urban Development Program since 2007 to oversee community revitalization and economic development projects and programs. She also worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA and Peace Corps volunteer where she developed and taught environmental education curriculums to school children. Sustainability is important to Annie because she was raised in a household that taught her a great appreciation for the outdoors through outdoor activities and she wants the same for her children.
Laura has been a member of the board since 2017. She has a background in art and environmental education, non-profit, community building, marketing and communications, and event coordination. Sustainability is important to her because she believes that balance is the most important thing, and that sustainability brings us closer to balancing the earth.