Here’s what several of the Edmond Land Conservancy Board Members have to say about their reasons for getting involved:


Charles Lamb

“I was a participant in the GreenPrint project as well as many other planning efforts with a focus on keeping Edmond green and preserving our open spaces. Serving on the ELC is another way to add to the long term quality of life in Edmond with permanent preservation of open space through conservation easements.”


Jerel Cowan

“Why I am on the ELC? I have been inspired by the following quote: “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect” by Aldo Leopold. The main reason why I joined the ELC is to make a difference. Supporting open green space areas that will remain long after the development has ended is an important issue all Edmond citizens should be cognizant of. Through this support of serving on the ELC, I hope to increase the value and long term livability of Edmond for current citizens and those of future generations.”


Robert Gregory

"The Edmond Land Conservancy was a result, to a large degree, of the Edmond Greenprint, which I helped to create. Furthering important land conservation work in Edmond and elsewhere in Oklahoma is not only a personal commitment of mine, it is also a professional commitment through my work with Land Legacy."


Ed Cunliff

"We’ve been in Edmond for over 20 years, it’s our home. It’s nice to see the growth and the development, but there is a need for balance. We have a responsibility to promote the kind of community our children and our children’s children will want to live in, one that supports quality of life and community."


Rand Phipps

"Being outdoors, away from buildings and off the pavement in a natural setting within minutes from home, whether exercising or just relaxing, is my vision for Edmond and why I volunteer with ELC."