Happy New Year to each of you! This year has certainly been a year of change and challenge. And through it all, we continue to stand ‘Nelson Strong’ in community to maintain the integrity, beauty, and self-determination of our beloved Nelson County.
In this issue we have recapped the 2017 milestones and progress in our opposition to the pipeline. Through your diligence and perseverance, we have clearly stated our concerns and our case is a solid one. In 2018 we will take that body of work and meet them in the courts – the pipeline is NOT a done deal!
Working on the Board during 2017 has been a powerful experience, and given me the opportunity to see firsthand the dedication of so many talented and committed volunteers, the continued and unflagging support of our membership and neighbors, and the effective collaboration with our regional allies – I am truly humbled and inspired.
So with great appreciation and in recognition of all you have done, all you continue to do, and with the knowledge that our community grows ever stronger through our love for our county and for one another – I thank you.
Helen Kimble, President Friends of Nelson