The Blandford Nature Center Board of Directors has announced that Jason Meyer, President & CEO, is stepping down from his position at the end of this year, or earlier upon the appointment of his successor. Over the past seven years, Meyer has led Blandford through significant growth, including the construction of the Mary Jane Dockeray Visitor Center, the acquisition of The Highlands, a robust increase in program numbers and participants, and much more. The nature center is on solid financial footing thanks to the continued support of members and donors and is a community leader in ensuring access to nature by all.
“Jason’s entrepreneurial spirit and solid leadership has led us through some exciting times, setting Blandford’s next CEO up for success,” stated board chair Ryan Podvin. “We are grateful for the passion and skills that he brought to Blandford and know that our future is bright.”
While Meyer is stepping down from his position, he has been retained to lead the “Second Nature” capital campaign for The Highlands. This multi-million dollar project includes continued habitat restoration and implementation of the master plan that was developed with significant community input. This plan also includes the construction of a learning facility and pavilion, a natural playscape, and the construction of accessible trails across The Highlands’ 121 acres. “I’m proud of what our team has accomplished at Blandford and brought to our community, particularly during the pandemic, and I am excited that I am able to stay involved through this incredible project,” stated Meyer.
The search for Blandford’s next President & CEO and the recruitment process has begun and additional information will be released as it moves forward.