2013 Lifetime Achievement Award

2013 Lifetime Achievement Award: Harold Kelly

Harold Kelly is an icon for land conservation and environmentalism in Napa County. Harold’s involvement with the Land Trust began as a founding board member for the organization; he continued to serve on the Board of Trustees for 18 years. He served as Treasurer in 1975 and President for two terms, 1982-86 and again in 1991. He is the Land Trust’s longest continually active member since its inception.

As a Land Trust friend to Peggy Connolly, Harold was an essential conversation partner for her as she decided to donate the Connolly Ranch to The Land Trust. His constant advocacy and creative vision helped establish and maintain the Connolly Ranch Education Center.

In addition to his work with the Land Trust, Harold was also a key catalyst for the creation of the Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District in 2006. He currently serves as a publicly-elected member of its Board.

Harold Kelly
Harold’s dedication has resulted in countless acres of permanently protected land, robust regional parks and open space throughout Napa County. The impact of his life’s work will continue to benefit this valley and its people long into the future.