Jeff Swinehart, deputy director of Lancaster Farmland Trust, has been elected to serve on the Terrafirma Risk Retention Group Members’ Committee. Swinehart will serve as the representative for land trusts in the Mid-Atlantic region, which includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The Land Trust Alliance created Terrafirma as a charitable risk pool—owned by participating land trusts—that insures its members against the legal costs of defending conservation. The Members Committee represents the owner–member land trusts of Terrafirma and is responsible for approving its policies and strategic direction.