ACK•Now Announces New Leadership Focused on Sustainable Future for Island Community.

Nantucket, Massachusetts – October 23, 2020 – ACK•Now announced a new board chair who will help support the organization’s work to improve Nantucket’s quality of life.
 
Tobias Glidden, who has served on the board since ACK•Now’s launch in 2019, will serve as its new board chair. He is a local business owner with a long family history on Nantucket. He served on the Select Board and focused on improving the island’s sustainability and its community. 
 
“Tobias is a passionate steward of the island,” said Executive Director Julia Lindner. “His deep involvement in the community and personal commitment to living sustainably, Tobias walks the talk. He will strengthen our connection to a younger generation of islanders and to the place we are striving to protect.”
 
Glidden said, “It’s exhilarating to be part of a local organization that is willing to tackle a vision for the next phase of the island’s future – protecting its community while growing its economy in a healthy way. Nantucket led the way by conserving open space, which is why it remains such a beautiful place today. Now more needs to be done to protect the island’s future and its people.”
 
Glidden replaces David Worth, who resigned from the board to take part in the purchase of Nantucket’s local newspaper, the Inquirer and Mirror.
 
Worth said, “It’s been an honor to take part in the creation of ACK•Now. I’m confident that Tobias’ leadership will help the organization to raise awareness and deliver positive solutions for the community.”
 
Glidden added, “On behalf of the board, I want to express our gratitude to David Worth for his contributions to the organization.” 
 
Glidden will serve on the board along with other active members – Bill Liddle, partner in a local real estate firm, Peter McCausland, long-time summer resident and founder of the multinational Airgas, and Linda Holland, pioneer in environmental protection and retired Nantucket Land Council Director. 
 
About ACK•Now: 
A dynamic nonprofit organization with strong leadership, a small, energized staff, an active, engaged board of residents, and a clear direction, ACK•Now’s mission is to serve as a catalyst to engage thought leaders, stakeholders, and community members and bring new, actionable ideas to Nantucket. ACK•Now aims to do the hard work required for change — to ensure that ideas are embraced and actively supported, politically and financially — by both year-round and seasonal residents. The organization’s sincere hope is that, working together, we will improve the quality of life on Nantucket.
 
Contact:
Julia Lindner
28B Easy Street
PO Box 569
Nantucket, MA 02554
508-228-7500

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