Albert Joerger
Albert G. Joerger

Albert G. Joerger of Sarasota is founder and president of the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast in Osprey.

Albert G. Joerger was appointed to the Governing Board in February 2008. In September 2012 he was elected Board secretary. He has previously served as Board treasurer. His term expires March 1, 2015.

Born in New Haven, CT, Joerger graduated from Council Rock High School in Newtown, PA. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Joerger continued his education at Cornell by earning a master’s degree in landscape architecture and a doctorate in environmental information science with a minor in conservation and sustainable development.

Joerger began his conservation career in Albany, NY as the director of protection and project review for the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission, a public/private partnership aimed at protecting and managing the unique and endangered natural communities of the Albany Pine Bush. He later went on to become assistant state director of The Nature Conservancy in Newton, NJ.

In 2003 Joerger founded the Sarasota Conservation Foundation, renamed in 2010 as the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast , which works with landowners and local governments to protect and preserve Sarasota County’s bays, beaches and barrier islands for future generations. The foundation holds conservation easements and owns nature preserves, educates on responsible land stewardship, and collaborates with individuals, organizations and communities.

Joerger also currently serves as president emeritus of the Florida Alliance of Land Trusts. He has been recognized as one of Sarasota’s top “40 Under 40” by the Gulf Coast Business Review for his work in the Sarasota community, as well as an “environmental hero” by Sarasota Magazine.

Joerger feels his extensive background in acquiring lands for conservation as well as his work with public/private partnerships will give him a wealth of experience to draw from when making policy decisions on the Governing Board.

Committee Assignment

Operations and Land Management

Ad Hoc Committee Assignments

Surplus Lands, chair
Flying Eagle Evaluation

Other Liaison

Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Policy Board

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