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Davidson land trust names new director

The Davidson Lands Conservancy has named Davidson resident Autumn Rierson Michael as its new executive director.

Michael is an attorney and former DLC board member who has served as director or counsel of Historic Charlotte, Preservation North Carolina and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

“The DLC is excited to have found a new executive director who has not only an abundance of land trust experience and knowledge, but who is also engrained in the community and has a local touch,” president Rob Van Epps said in a statement. “Autumn’s passion for preserving open space will carry on the standard set by our former director, Roy Alexander.”

Alexander, the conservancy’s first executive director, died in January.

Formed in 2000, DLC holds easements, lease agreements or serves as the monitoring agent for more than 500 acres in the Davidson area.

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