For more than 15 years, Kim has worked with local communities and elected officials to secure strong public policies to protect natural resources, thriving towns, and rural character. She served as executive director for Shenandoah Forum, one of the Alliance’s legacy organizations. Her efforts were instrumental in Shenandoah County’s adoption of a quality comprehensive land use plan, rural areas zoning code, sustainable economic development plan, and purchase of development rights program. Kim worked for American Farmland Trust to help develop and coordinate a pilot women agricultural landowner program in Virginia, which seeks to increase stewardship and land protection on working farms. In 2010, she completed the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute at University of Virginia. She holds a Master’s in Horticulture from the University of Maryland and is a graduate of Kenyon College.
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