Maryland Environmental Trust Names New Administrative Officer
The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) announces the appointment of Sheila Orwig as its new Administrative Officer. In this position Orwig will serve as the office manager and fiscal officer, responsible for administrative functions including personnel, budget, procurement, computer/network oversight, records management and inventory.
“I look forward to working with the MET Board of Trustees and associates to ensure that the office runs smoothly and efficiently,” says Orwig. “I want to enhance the workplace environment so that associates can continue to focus on the big picture items: MET’s mission of protecting natural, historic and scenic resources in the State.”
Previously, Orwig held the role of Program Coordinator for a nonprofit domestic violence advocacy agency on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where she worked for the past 10 years. She is originally from Virginia Beach and now lives in Cheltenham, Maryland.
The Maryland Environmental Trust was established in 1967 by the Maryland General Assembly as a charitable organization and now serves as the statewide land trust. MET currently holds 1,050 easements totaling more than 129,000 acres in Maryland. Governed by a citizen board of trustees, MET is affiliated with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and promotes the permanent protection of land through its Conservation Easement, Stewardship and Land Trust Assistance Programs.