Ebey’s Reserve hires interim director

Lisbeth Cort takes in the expanse of Ebey’s Landing.  - Justin Burnett / The Record
Lisbeth Cort takes in the expanse of Ebey’s Landing.
— image credit: Justin Burnett / The Record

Coupeville resident Lisbeth Cort will serve as interim manager of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.

She will be filling in for the next three months as Reserve Manager Mark Preiss is leaving for a job in Montana. His last day is July 26.

“I think we are very fortunate to have (Cort) apply for the job,” said Jan Pickard, a Trust Board member. “She has great knowledge of the reserve and preservation.”

Before opening an interior decorating firm in 2011, Cort had a 30-year non-profit career, primarily in the field of historic preservation.

She served as executive director of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and Utah Heritage Foundation as well as assistant director of the Western Regional Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Cort is also a former Trust Board member, has served as communications consultant for Ebey’s Forever Conference, technical editor of the design review guidelines and trainer for the first series of Historic Preservation Commission workshops last year.


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