The Passing of Kent Wosepka, Greenbelt's Beloved Board Member
Dear Greenbelt Friends,
It is with deep sorrow that I share the passing of Kent Wosepka on October 31st due to injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle in Texas while on a cross-country bicycle journey.
An accomplished athlete and outdoor enthusiast, Kent was passionate about land conservation and was an incredibly valuable member of Greenbelt's Board of Directors, serving on Greenbelt's Finance Committee, Investment Policy Committee, and as Treasurer.
"Kent's humble intelligence, warmth, bold thinking, and playful smile brought so much depth, insightful leadership and humor into every discussion," said Alison Falk, Chair of Greenbelt's Board of Directors. "He was one of the wisest individuals I have ever worked with and learned from, and one of the most exceptional people I have known. I was equally impressed with his strategic and financial leadership, artistic capabilities and extraordinary athletic accomplishments. He will be deeply missed."
Kent's first introduction to Greenbelt was as a participant in one of our annual trail runs. His skills, energy and love for the outdoors meant that he was soon involved in all things Greenbelt - as an Art in the Barn artist, a Tour de Greenbelt bike rider, and an event volunteer, in addition to his significant roles on the Board of Directors and several committees. His voice echoes powerfully in our new strategic plan, encouraging the bold vision and action needed in land conservation.
Kent brought his enormous positive energy and enthusiasm into the Greenbelt offices every time he stopped in. He loved the outdoors, and wanted everyone to have the chance to get outside. He pushed all of us to be better, to think creatively, and to have fun doing it. Meeting Kent to work through a complex challenge was always a terrific learning experience, and going for a walk in the woods with him was pure joy.
"I feel incredibly fortunate to have known and worked with Kent," said Sable Weisman, Greenbelt's Finance and Operations Manager. "His wisdom, kindness, and humility will continue to inspire me."
Kent's obituary and information about services may be found here.
I, and the rest of our Greenbelt family, will miss Kent terribly.