Recipient of Nature's Advocate Award
FL Trustee JoAnn Tredennick Recipient of Nature's Advocate Award © Roberto Gonzalez

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JoAnn Tredennick Receives Nature’s Advocate Award

Jacksonville resident’s longstanding advocacy for conservation recognized

Washington, DC

Today, global conservation organization The Nature Conservancy presented JoAnn Tredennick with a Nature’s Advocate Award, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the organization’s mission critical conservation policy and advocacy efforts.

Tredennick is Chair of The Nature Conservancy’s Florida Board of Trustees. Comprised of 20 volunteers, TNC’s trustees bring vast experience and expertise from decades of work in public service and private enterprise to further the organization’s conservation objectives. JoAnn has served as a trustee since 2011 and Board Chair since 2016.

JoAnn has championed the Florida Chapter’s work with incomparable commitment and energy. She has made it her mission for the Florida Chapter to evolve into an organization that can tackle conservation challenges in a meaningful and sustainable way. JoAnn is a passionate advocate for The Nature Conservancy, attending state-level advocacy events, as well as traveling to Washington DC annually to walk the halls of Congress in support of the organization’s policy goals.  JoAnn is a role model to other Board members, and has set an incredibly high bar in terms of what a Board Chair can achieve. JoAnn has an eye for nurturing and supporting Conservancy staff, always seeking information and context before making decisions, and ensuring that her board is both educated about and connected to the Florida Chapter’s projects and people.

Lynn Scarlett, Vice President, Policy and Government Relations, presented the award to Tredennick at TNC’s Volunteer Leadership Summit in Washington DC. The annual summit precedes a full day of advocacy meetings on Capitol Hill with congressional leaders and TNC staff, focused on critical conservation issues.

“JoAnn Tredennick is an advocate and a leader. As Florida Board of Trustee Chair, she’s led trustees to the state chapter’s own Advocacy Day in Tallahassee for four consecutive years. Her unrelenting commitment to protecting our planet's lands and waters is an inspiration to us all,” said Scarlett.

Temperince Morgan, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy in Florida was also in attendance. “We’re thrilled to honor JoAnn Tredennick with the Nature’s Advocate Award,” said Temperince Morgan, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy in Florida. "She continues to be an invaluable champion for our organization. JoAnn has dedicated her heart and soul to support conservation and TNC’s work in Florida and has been a driving force behind our success.”

Tredennick brings extraordinary commitment to TNC, as a leader, generous legacy partner, and strong advocate for conservation issues. She is an active member of the Jacksonville community, dedicated to improving Jacksonville’s quality of life, as well as focused on the restoration and management of historic properties. In 2008, Tredennick retired as President of the Jacksonville-based National Financial Brokerage, Inc. She is former Board Chair of Resco Products, Inc. and is married to Jack Meeks, a CPA and President of Jack Meeks & Associates.

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