Four new members have joined the Kulshan Community Land Trust Board of Trustees. The new trustees are Daniel Hammill, Duane Jager, Renata Beata Kowalczyk and Shenandoah Myrick.
Daniel Hammill has been a community activist and Bellingham resident since 1989. In addition to his service with KulshanCLT, he also serves on the city of Bellingham’s Community Development Advisory Board and is program director for the Whatcom Volunteer Center, for which he coordinates events such as Project Homeless Connect, Make a Difference Day and The Human Race.
Duane Jager brings more than 30 years in planning, development, nonprofit management and community organizing, specializing in homeless and low-income housing projects. As a founding director of Sustainable Connections and Whatcom Peace & Justice Center, and as founding executive director of Appliance Depot, Jager is eager to apply his board development and nonprofit policy experience to KulshanCLT.
Renata Beata Kowalczyk is founder and CEO of Cascadia Consulting Services. Following an 11-year career working on Wall Street, Kowalczyk is utilizing her project management and organizational design and process improvement expertise as an educator, facilitator and coach for local organizations such as Whatcom Community College, Transition Whatcom, Bellingham Cohousing and Revolutionary Productions.
Shenandoah Myrick, an agent with Sterling Real Estate Group and longtime Whatcom County resident, has served in board, leadership and volunteer positions with Habitat for Humanity, Animals as Natural Therapy, Whatcom Day Academy, and Whatcom County Association of Realtors.
KulshanCLT’s board of trustees is a tripartite board composed equally of its homeowners, members, and the community, and represents KulshanCLT’s service area in Bellingham and Whatcom County.