New Direction for Oregon: Meet Diane Daggett

As The Trust for Public Land searched for the right person to lead our team in Oregon, we were looking for a very special mix of passion, conservation experience and inspired leadership skills.

We found all of that—and more—in Diane Daggett. Most recently, Diane served as Chief Program Officer for The Sonoran Institute, an organization that coordinates diverse interests to forge effective and enduring conservation solutions in the changing economy of the West. Before that, Diane served as Vice President of Community Development for the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities—a nonprofit corporation endowed to support educational, charitable, public interest, and forest sustainability projects in forest-reliant communities nationally.

Diane has also worked for the Oregon State House of Representatives and Wallowa County as the director of the Land Use Planning and Building Department and served on numerous local, regional, and state boards. She spent more than a decade as the founding Executive Director of Wallowa Resources, a locally based nonprofit organization promoting community development and sustainable management in the natural resources sector.

Diane's talents have been recognized nationally and locally, as a finalist in the Ford Foundation's Leadership for a Changing World and as Wallowa County's Civic Leader of the Year. In 2007, Oregon Business Magazine highlighted her work as one of 50 Great Leaders in Oregon.

"The Oregon team is filled with experienced, passionate professionals who have made incredible contributions to the people and places we treasure," says Daggett. "I look forward to creating new dynamic partnerships inside and outside of Oregon while we help enhance places for people to play, work, recreate and find solace."

Welcome, Diane!