MALT Executive Director To Begin Next Chapter of Her Life

Former MALT Executive Director Jeanne Beaudry in Noble Meadow.

MALT Executive Director To Begin Next Chapter of Her Life

Mountain Area Land Trust (MALT) Executive Director Jeanne Beaudry’s life-long passion has been land and water conservation throughout Colorado mountain communities. For the past 14-years, Jeanne has passionately led MALT and grown the organization into a respected, trusted regional land trust that has conserved nearly 25,000 acres. Jeanne’s legacy ensures that MALT’s work will continue in perpetuity, and we will forever be grateful for her dedication and service to our community.

MALT’s Board of Directors would like to share that Jeanne has notified us she wishes to retire to spend time with her husband, family and friends, while enjoying one of the things she loves the most – the great outdoors. While we are thrilled for Jeanne and her next chapter, we are saddened to lose an incredible leader. Jeanne’s last day with MALT will be April 30, and we are working closely with her and the talented staff at MALT to ensure a smooth transition in the weeks ahead. Jeanne has worked tirelessly to build MALT into a well-known, trusted and financially sustainable organization. She has positioned MALT as a highly qualified land trust, adhering to rigorous professional standards and achieving national Land Trust Accreditation Commission recognition.

During Jeanne’s tenure with MALT, she helped facilitate the purchase and conservation of Floyd Hill Open Space and the Pals Family State Wildlife Area – two popular public projects and open spaces that will forever be enjoyed by residents, visitors and wildlife.

Jeanne was instrumental in purchasing 92-acres MALT now owns and cares for in the Pennsylvania Mountain Natural Area; facilitating the acquisition of Sacramento Creek Ranch – a 71-acre ranch that serves as MALT’s satellite office in Fairplay; and in 2019 led a successful capital campaign for the purchase of MALT’s new permanent home and office on Nob Hill in Evergreen. Under Jeanne’s leadership, she and her team have helped private landowners conserve more than 11,000 acres throughout MALT’s 4,830 square mile service area.

MALT’s Board has profound respect and gratitude for Jeanne’s leadership and wishes her well on the next steps of her journey. In the weeks ahead, we invite you to write Jeanne a note of gratitude, to drop in and say hi or make a donation in honor of all she accomplished for MALT.

We also welcome you to attend a Next Chapter Celebration for Jeanne as we honor and recognize her dedicated service to MALT at “A Night in the Park” on June 24, 2023.

A Few Words From Jeanne M. Beaudry

“I love this organization, and it has been an honor to work with so many wonderful people and organizations that care about saving the land. MALT has been the pinnacle of a lifelong career in conservation for me. When I started at MALT, I did not expect to develop so many friendships and admiration for community members. I am thankful to every person that partnered with us to move this organization in a positive direction and to save so much land. I look forward to following MALT in the years ahead and seeing what the next chapter has in store. Thank you again for your tireless support and hope to see you before I close this chapter in my life’s work.”