Cheryl King Fischer

Cheryl brings decades of experience in land conservation, natural resource management, grassroots philanthropy, non-profit management, medical technology, and local governance to her role on the Living Observatory Board.  Over her career, she worked for the Vermont Land Trust, drafted the Vermont Groundwater Protection Strategy, founded and directed the New England Grassroots Environment Fund, and upon retiring to Plymouth, Massachusetts, served on the Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barren Alliance board of directors before becoming involved with Living Observatory.  Cheryl is also a strong advocate of civic engagement, democracy and public affairs, and has three times been elected to public office.  She served on the Montpelier, Vermont City Council in the mid-2000s and was elected to Plymouth’s Town Meeting in 2017.  She and her husband, Monty recently moved to Boyce, Virginia, just miles from Virginia’s State Arboretum, where they intend to continue to explore and engage in conservation and restoration work.