News November 7, 2018

Jackson Hole Land Trust Moves

by Jackson Hole Radio News


The Jackson Hole Land Trust (JHLT) announced today that the organization has moved into a new permanent office space at 690 S Highway 89, Suite 101, as of November 1. Since fall 2013, the JHLT has occupied 185 East Hansen Avenue, a historic building dating back to the 1920s, owned and managed by the Lockhart Family.


The bright, open work space of the new JHLT office occupies the void once filled by Pizza Artisan and now provides ample room for all of the JHLT staff. While the building was originally designed by Karen Parent, AIA, of Dynia Architects, the JHLT office buildout was led by Chris Mommsen of The Hole Works, Page Goode of Make Room Designs, and Jeremie Moore of Serenity, Inc. The JHLT’s recent expansion into regional land protection and community conservation projects led the organization to quickly outgrow the offices at 185 East Hansen, soon to be occupied by a local architecture firm.


The JHLT freshly adopted a five-year strategic plan which identified goals of organizational durability and financial stability, two goals which greatly impacted the JHLT Board of Directors’ decision to purchase its own office space.


Entering its 39th year of stable programming and funding, with an excellent budgeting and planning track record, the JHLT can now build equity and further establish itself as a lasting community asset. Studies have shown that nonprofit building ownership reduces organizational stress, stabilizes programs, and strengthens the organization as it augments resources.


“Most importantly, the Land Trust wants to ensure that it has functional facilities necessary for accomplishing organizational goals, as well as the basic needs to serve its growing base of supporters, landowners, and partners,” JHLT President Laurie Andrews explained. “We are also proud that the new office includes one employee unit, purchased after unanimous support came from JHLT Board members.”


The space boasts a more dynamic conference room for larger meetings and sufficient storage. JHLT is working to help rent this space out to fellow nonprofits.


For more information, contact 307.733.4707.

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