Call for Members, Volunteers, and Board Members

Twin Cities Agricultural Land Trust (TCALT) is looking for committee and board members– as well as new and returning members and volunteers! Please consider joining TCALT (sign up here, or contact us at tcaglandtrust@gmail.com), and please encourage those you think would help lead our effort to secure agricultural land access for all. Our goal is to move toward a more sustainable and equitable board with fewer than half of the seats occupied by white people. Toward this end, we are holding our meetings jointly with local land access projects; please also get in touch if you would be willing to host us, or are interested in partnering or in sending (or hosting) a cohort!

We have three active committees where our work is carried out: land access/policy (developing a toolkit to support land access and securing access to pilot plots of land), communication/participation (educating public and attracting members), and governance and fundraising (recently completed 501c(3) application and our first National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant application!).

Members of the board are expected to commit up to 10 hours per month over a term of 3 years, with possibility of re-election to multiple terms of 3 years in length. This is an unpaid, volunteer position.

Collectively, the board helps to:

  • Implement the TCALT strategic plan
  • Seek funding for the program
  • Oversee the hiring of staff
  • Work with the City of Lakes Community Land Trust on planning and organizational development
  • Various other activities related to administering TCALT programming

We seek a mix of cultural, racial, gender, professional, and geographical diversity for the board. The TCALT board of directors collectively and ideally should be a mix of members who have experience in farming and gardening, working with diverse communities, real estate, land trusts, law, nutrition, social justice, finance, organizational development, public relations, policy, and grant writing.

Interested candidates should submit a completed application form (below), and a letter of interest (250 words or less) stating why s/he would like to serve on the TCALT board, including any relevant biographical information to tcaglandtrust@gmail.com.

Download the Word version of the application: TCALT Board Application

Email applications are preferred (email text or MS Word attachment preferred) to tcaglandtrust@gmail.com.

Letters of interest may also be mailed to:

Valentine Cadieux, MS-B1805, Hamline University
1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104

Members are encouraged to contribute $25, if possible, to TCALT to support the establishment of our programming, though we will be glad to accept whatever members can give. We can accept cash or checks made out to “City of Lakes Community Land Trust, for TCALT,” or you can donate online here.

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