League’s Nason announces resignation | TahoeDailyTribune.com

League’s Nason announces resignation

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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Longtime League to Save Lake Tahoe Executive Director Rochelle Nason announced her resignation Wednesday.

Nason joined the environmental group as staff attorney in 1992, and became executive director in 1993.

Her resignation will become effective in October, according to a statement announcing the decision.

“Rochelle Nason has grown the League from a tiny organization with a single full-time employee into the substantial and influential group that it is today,” Robert Damaschino, chair of the board of directors, said in the statement. “The ‘Keep Tahoe Blue’ movement has flourished under her leadership and with it the level of public investment and attention to the conservation of the region. The entire Lake Tahoe Basin will continue to benefit for years to come from what she has accomplished over the past two decades.”

Nason did not immediately return a request for comment Wednesday morning, but said her travel schedule between the San Francisco Bay Area and Lake Tahoe contributed to her resignation in the statement.

“I will always love Lake Tahoe and will return frequently as a visitor, but this summer my family and I decided to make our permanent home in the San Francisco Bay Area and I did not wish to continue my current schedule of travel between the Bay Area and Lake Tahoe during the coming winter,” Nason said. “I am very pleased to be leaving the League in excellent condition financially and organizationally, and look forward to watching it continue to thrive and grow. It will also be satisfying to watch the public investment that the League worked so hard to secure over the years invested in projects that will help Keep Tahoe Blue.”

League Program Director Carl Young will serve as interim executive director, with Nason serving as a senior advisor, until a new executive director has been selected.

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