Letters from the West

Woodruff leaves Snake River Alliance

Liz Woodruff will step down as executive director of the Snake River Alliance in July after six years.

Woodruff said she is pursuing new "opportunities and challenges in the non-profit sector." The Alliance is seeking a new director.

Woodruff started at the Alliance in 2008 and became director in January 2011.

“Leading the Snake River Alliance has been a true honor,” Woodruff said, “No other organization in Idaho does the tough work of protecting the state from nuclear contamination."

During Woodruff’s term the group continued its efforts to uphold Idaho’s nuclear waste settlement agreement. It also pressed Idaho utilities to end their reliance on coal-fired power and replace it with renewable energy.

“We are proud of the work we’ve done during Liz’s time with the organization and we are even more proud of our members and staff, who have successfully held at bay attempts to increase Idaho’s radioactive burden,” said Beth Jacob, president of the Snake River Alliance board of directors.