Letter: Tahoe Basin owes a debt of gratitude to Joanne Marchetta | South of Lake Tahoe
The Lake Tahoe basin owes a debt of gratitude to Joanne Marchetta. In her 13 years as head of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, she has recruited a talented team of experts; reengaged the TRPA in the community; worked with a wide range of private, public and not-for-profit groups; and deployed long-term strategies that help preserve everything Tahoe is known and loved for.
Since becoming CEO of the League to Save Lake Tahoe in 2012, my team and I have worked closely with Joanne and TRPA. Between our shared successes and our achievements for the Basin, we have certainly had our disagreements. Yet it’s inevitable when two organizations are so passionate about this special place.
I am proud that the League and the TRPA have grown in parallel over the past decade. Of course, the Tahoe community – and all of the great people and organizations within it – have also made great strides. The past few years have shown just how far we’ve come and the resilience we’ve collectively built. Tahoe got through the pandemic and the wildfires working together and leaning on each other. And this is how we will meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Joanne, thank you for your passionate dedication, tireless service and unquestioned love for Tahoe. I know you will always work to keep Tahoe Blue.
– Darcie Goodman Collins, PhD, CEO of the League to Save Lake Tahoe/Keep Tahoe Blue