Our speaker will feature Becky Rom. Board member of the Wilderness Society and past Board member Of The Friends Of The Boundary Waters. She will speak on the Federal Public Lands aspect of the Sulfide-Ore mining controversy and the opportunity to protect significant portions of the Superior National Forrest and the Boundary Waters from the harm that would be caused by proposed Copper mining. Becky Rom is a great inspirational speaker on an area important to most Minnesotans.
Becky Rom is retired from her position as President of the Twin Cities Community Land Bank and from 30 years the practice of law at Faegre Baker Daniels. Becky currently lives in Ely, MN, where her family has resided for three generations, and is a leader of the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters. Becky has served on the Governing Council of The Wilderness Society since 1996 and on the Boards of numerous conservation and community organizations during the past four decades. Becky has received many awards and recognitions for civic engagement including the Willard Munger Award for Public Service, Corporate Women of Achievement (NAWBO), 25 Most Influential Women in Business (City Business), John Benson Pro Bono Award, and the Boundary Waters Conservation Award.