Price Named Executive Director of Mosaic Land Trust
POTTSTOWN PA – Daniel Price, who joined the Mosaic Community Land Trust in Pottstown during April 2017 as its gardens manager, has been named as the organization’s executive director by its board of directors, President Tracy Purdy said. The appointment became effective Jan. 1, and Price will oversee Mosaic’s expanded efforts in community development, housing, community arts, and gardening.
“I am honored and grateful to the Mosaic board and the Pottstown community for this incredible opportunity,” Price said. “I am looking forward to continuing our amazing progress and forging even more paths to success.”
As executive director he will work closely with the Mosaic staff, board, volunteers, and community members to pursue the organization’s mission. He has been charged with increasing Mosaic’s membership, expanding the garden tour, and – given the state of food security during and after the coronavirus pandemic – strengthening food collaborative partnerships in the Pottstown region.
Since his arrival, Price has been publicly recognized for his skill as a gardener, and his ability to lead educational and community-based programs. Rental of the trust’s four garden locations by local residents and organizations reached 98-percent capacity. Three of the four were recognized as “Gardens of Distinction” by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
Price also has played integral roles in other community initiatives, Purdy said. He helped promote the “Grow For It” Home Garden Contest with the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation and Building A Better Boyertown. That led to the creation of an annual garden tour, and the Summer Solstice Gathering. He also has been a “valuable partner” in the Bike Rodeo sponsored by the borough of Pottstown and the Pottstown School District, she added.
Price is a lifelong Pottstown resident, a 2000 graduate of Pottsgrove High School, and a 2004 graduate of Kutztown University. He previously worked in the Pennsylvania State Senate, and as program manager for the Wester Chester Business Improvement District. He is a member of the Kutztown University Alumni Council, serves on the board of the Montgomery County Conservation District, and is a 2019 Walking College Fellow for America Walks.
Photo from the Mosaic Community Land Trust