July 18: Food Bank, Highlands Conservancy, Arts Commission, and more

Tomi Melson, former principal, Melson Management, named director of development and community relations, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, Winston-Salem.

The Nature Conservancy and the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy closed on 210-acre tract at Little Yellow Mountain in Mitchell and Avery Counties, completing protection of 1,300 acres at mountain’s summit in just over four years.

June Guralnick, executive director, Raleigh Arts Commission,  leaving Aug. 4 to pursue career as playwright.

Healthy NC Hospitals Initiative: Healthy Food Environment Project, North Carolina Prevention Partners, Chapel Hill, awarded 2011 Healthy Living Innovation Award, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Band Together NC, Raleigh, named three co-chairs for 2012 event – Kelly Leonhardt, Urban Ministries; Jim Graves, David Weekley Homes; and Caitlin Clinard, Maxwell3 and Capital Food Group.

Suzanne Hilser-Wiles, former vice chancellor for advancement, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, named vice president, fundraising consulting firm Grenzebach Glier and Associates.

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, Charlotte, plans to build new Goodwill Center in Capstone Commons shopping center, Ballantyne.

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