ECOSLO has a new executive director

Mary Ciesinski has been named executive director of the Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo County.

ECOSLO is a nonprofit organization promoting environmental protection and preservation since 1971. The executive director has not been a paid position since 2010.

The ECOSLO board will hold a welcome reception for Ciesinski from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Studio-Good, 1880 Santa Barbara Ave., in Railroad Square.

She brings a background in both the business and nonprofit sectors. Her emphasis has been bringing sustainable business practices to the nonprofit sector.

“We are going to re-create the fountain for ECOSLO, and I’m excited for the opportunity to learn from our past and lead ECOSLO to a solid, sustainable future that will benefit San Luis Obispo County,” she said.