Farewell to influential Board Members Sue Myerov & Luanda Morris

Jamilee Hoffman
Jul 20, 2023

WP Featured Photo Sue & Luanda

Written by TTF Executive Director, Julie Slavet

Adopting Best Management Practices is critical for healthy nonprofit organizations. That’s why TTF adopted a term limit policy for our Board of Directors in . This policy encourages us to bring on new directors, to ensure that members are representative of the community and bring diverse, critical skills and perspectives to enhance our mission and work.

But…this new policy requires that we have to say goodbye to some incredible leaders. In June, two inspiring, hard-working, and influential Board members reached their term limits and stepped down.

We cherish the time we have spent watching their daughters grow up. Let’s recognize their significant impact on TTF! Please join me in sharing heartfelt thanks with them. (Of course, we expect that they will continue to be involved in other ways.)

Susan Myerov
A founding Board member, Sue enthusiastically served for 18 years, most as Secretary, and a couple as President and Co-President.  When I looked through our Flickr album to find photos of Sue, there were so many! Why? Because Sue consistently did the most important thing a Board member can do – she showed up! She rarely missed a Board or committee meeting or a TTF special event and lent a hand and smile at plantings, cleanups, and our creative, fun community celebrations. Her presence had a positive impact on staff and strengthened her ability to serve as a knowledgeable Ambassador.

Luanda Morris
We came to know Luanda because of her family’s regular participation in Tacony Creek Park programs and welcomed her to the Board in 2016. Luanda played a critical role in moving us to reflect on our overall mission, approach, and consideration of DEIJ (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice) in our work. We formed a DEIJ committee, which Luanda co-chaired. This committee sponsored, created, and committed to regular training to recognize our biases and privilege; developed a DEIJ page for our website; hosted conversations about environmental justice; ensured the inclusion of DEIJ principles into our strategic plan; and developed a tool to monitor the demographic composition of our community and set goals for our organization. It was not Luanda’s job as a person of color to educate us. We cannot thank her enough for her kind leadership, honesty, and commitment to TTF. She has made us a better organization.


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