2024 Annual Meeting—What is Our Grade?

05/29/2024 7:00 pm
05/29/2024 9:00 pm

We are releasing our second Rivers Report Card!

Join us to explore what we value about the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord rivers and what their grades tell us about their health.

Can you help us raise the grade?

The evening will begin with a short business meeting and BoD elections.


Nick Karmelek—for election
Nick Karmelek lives in Southborough with his wife and three kids. He has an MBA from Bentley, a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst; he has a wealth of financial management skills, along with certifications & degrees in finance and accounting. He currently serves as Executive VP and Chief Risk Officer at Avidia Bank in Hudson, an OARS sponsor. Nick serves on a local youth sports board and is passionate about outdoor recreation and stewarding the natural environment. He is looking for ways to contribute to organizations that help enhance access to outdoor recreation and improve the environment. He spends time on the Sudbury River in Hopkinton fishing with his kids and is knowledgeable about the history of our watershed.
Paul Fitzgerald—for re-election
Paul is a CPA in general practice with R.A. Hall & Co. with his office in West Concord. He holds a BA in Economics from Hobart College and an MS in Accounting from Bentley College. Paul is a former corporate controller and serves as a Commissioner on the elected Board of Commissioners of Trust Funds of the Town of Lincoln. He lives in Lincoln.
Pam Rockwell—for re-election Pam has volunteered as an OARS Water Quality Monitoring program sampler since the program’s inception. She chairs the Town of Concord’s 2229 Main Street Oversight Committee (Starmet Superfund Site) and lives in West Concord on the Assabet River.
Don Burn—for re-election
Don is a retired Windows device driver consultant. He is an active member of the Sudbury Valley Trustees, the Town of Westborough Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee, and the Westborough Community Land Trust Land Preservation Committee Chair. Don has given talks on trail development and partnerships at the statewide trail and land trust conferences and to local groups. He holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Illinois.
Allan Fierce—for re-election
Allan is the retired Executive Director of the Mass. Board of Registration of Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Professionals (“LSP Board”) and was formerly an environmental attorney in private practice and with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office. He holds a JD from Northwestern University School of Law. He currently serves on the Board of the Stow Conservation Trust and works on state climate legislation with the Massachusetts chapter of Elders Climate Action.


This event is free and open to the public

2023 Annual Meeting minutes.pdf209.71 KB