The Board of Directors of the Colorado Association for Recycling (CAFR), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting recycling and composting in Colorado, announced today that they have hired a new executive director to manage membership, events, fundraising, legislative and other program activities. Cara Russell will fill this full-time position effective April 11, 2016. Russell has extensive non-profit management experience, most recently serving as the executive director of the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce. She was mayor of Buena Vista, Colo., from 2006 through 2010 and has operated a consulting business. According to Juri Freeman, CAFR’s president, “We are very pleased that Cara will be applying her considerable skills and focused strategies to growing the membership value, breadth and depth of CAFR.” Russell was selected from a field of nearly 40 applicants and received wide support from the CAFR Board.
Russell will be available at firstname.lastname@example.org next month. CAFR is currently confirming a new office location, which is expected to be in the Denver metro area. The 2016 Summit for Recycling conference, scheduled for June 12 through 14, will provide opportunities for members to meet CAFR’s new executive director as well as a comprehensive agenda of technical and networking presentations and panels (Summit information can be found at www.cafr.org/summit/).
Contact: Juri Freeman, CAFR president, (303) 827-6586