Looking to the future of GSA – some news to share

It is with mixed emotions that Georgia Strait Alliance is saying goodbye to our executive director, Christianne Wilhelmson who, after 14 years of exceptional leadership at GSA, and 22 years with the organization overall, has decided to leave to explore new challenges and opportunities.

GSA’s mission is grounded in environmental justice. We mobilize and support collective action for the protection of a Salish Sea teeming with life where thriving and just communities live in balance with the environment. Words cannot express our gratitude for Christianne’s fierce commitment to this mission, and for her contributions to GSA’s advocacy for the health of the Salish Sea and its communities for over two decades.

While her contributions to the board, staff, donors and funders are many, highlights of accomplishments during her tenure include advocating for a critical wastewater treatment plan for Victoria, presenting Vancouver’s first ever State of the Waterfront report, creating a culture at GSA where new and creative ideas are encouraged, and leading the organization’s growth.

Please join GSA’s Board of Directors and our staff team in celebrating Christianne’s dedication to GSA, and her commitment and contributions to the Salish Sea and natural environment here, and the communities where we all live, work and play.

Our organization, the communities we serve, and the initiatives we champion are better and stronger thanks to Christianne’s talent and dedication. We wish her all the best as she pursues new opportunities in the next phase of her career.

The GSA Board of Directors has implemented a process for new executive leadership at GSA. An interim executive director will be hired in the weeks ahead while the formal executive search takes place to find GSA’s next permanent executive director.

Christianne’s last day with GSA is April 30, 2024.


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