Program Officer transition announcement

Program Officer Polly Carr is leaving ACF to become the Executive Director of Alaska Center for the Environment and Alaska Conservation Voters on June 17, 2013. 

ACF’s Executive Director Ann Rothe writes, “While we are sad to see Polly leave ACF, we are excited to see her step into this critical role and work with ACE and our many other partners to create an enduring and powerful legacy for conservation.” 

Polly joined the ACF team four years ago and has been instrumental in the creation and growth of two primary areas; The Alaska Native Fund, now in its third year of grant-making; and Transforming Alaska Conservation, a key initiative that resulted in a strategic community merger and increased collaboration among Alaska’s conservation advocacy organizations.  

The new Alaska Center for the Environment (ACE) is the product of the merger, and is now connected to a 501c(4) Alaska Conservation Voters.  Polly will oversee both organizations as they work in tandem for the sensible stewardship of Alaska’s natural resources and sustainable communities.

Of her transition, Polly says “I have mixed emotions about my departure from ACF.  We have a great team, and it has been an honor to partner with so many talented leaders and organizations working to protect Alaska’s cultures, communities, and incredible ecosystems.  I look forward to working with them and ACF in a new capacity in the future.”