Coalition Hires New Executive Director
The Willamette Falls and Landings Heritage Area Coalition is pleased to announce the appointment of Britta Stewart as their new Executive Director. Britta is skilled in heritage site and non-profit management and has most recently been working as the Director of the Hoover-Minthorn House Museum and as the Associate Director of the Newberg Downtown Coalition. With a community focused mindset she is passionate about bringing people together to achieve a common goal. Her volunteer work on boards including the Newberg Area Historical Society and Taste Newberg has led her to pursue a continued career in the non-profit sector. “I believe this new role is a wonderful fit for me. The mission of the organization aligns with my personal and professional interests and it combines many elements of my previous positions into one job. I am eager to be a part of the continued growth of the Coalition. ” Britta stated.
“Britta is the perfect person to join and help lead our organization”, says Jon Gustafson, WFLHAC president, “Her passion and energy for history and heritage combined with her understanding and experience in tourism and economic development, will benefit everyone in the Heritage Area.”
The Coalition is looking forward to continued growth as they prepare to participate in in-person events again and work to maintain progress on existing initiatives such as the development of heritage trail tours and obtaining National Heritage Area designation. The WFLHAC, along with its regional partners, is working to expand its reach, enhance the area’s identity and economy, and to work with Congressman Schrader to introduce and pass the federal legislation needed for the designation. The board of directors represents key stakeholders and experienced professionals in government, business, industry, tourism, arts, heritage, historic preservation, and others. Seven governments operating within the heritage area boundary are represented. Wilsonville, the newest addition, joins Metro, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Clackamas County, and the cities of Lake Oswego, Oregon City, and West Linn.
If you have any questions about the work of WFLHAC, please visit their website www.wflha.org or email Britta Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.