New Executive Director!

Willow Bend is excited to announce the selection of Moran Henn as our new Executive Director!

moranHenn is very passionate about environmental education and comes to Willow Bend with over 15 years of experience working for governmental and state agencies, non-profits, and grassroots organizations. “I regularly attended the Center’s events with my own children and always loved this place and its programs. I feel so fortunate and honored to take on the Director position” says Henn.

Holly Taylor, Board Treasurer and former Board President welcomed Henn at an Open House event held at the Center last Wednesday (September 9th). “We are ecstatic to have Moran join the Willow Bend team. We believe she brings great energy, experience, and commitment to the Organization’s mission”.

City Manager, Josh Copley and County Supervisor Art Babbott were also present at the event and, among others, congratulated Henn on her new role and enjoyed touring the Center and the exhibits.“Congratulations to Moran and Willow Bend” said Vice Mayor Barotz, who was not able to attend the event but expressed her support for environmental education.

At the event Henn shared her vision for the Center and invited Willow Bend partners and supporters to meet. “Over the next couple of months I plan to meet with as many of executive director celebration the Center’s  community partners, former board members, and supporters to learn about the Center’s history and discuss my vision and opportunities for engagement” said Henn. “When asked if they know Willow Bend, I want every child in Flagstaff to say of course I do, I love it!” concluded Henn.

Rusty Tweed, Willow Bend’s former Executive Director, has taken a new position with Woodson Engendering in April (2015) and we wish him luck on his new endeavor.