Karen Farkas is a retired journalist. She received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University then spent 39 years as a reporter and editor at The Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com. She is a native of Northeast Ohio and has always been committed to environmental issues. She currently is the chair of Hudson’s Environmental Awareness Committee. She plans to use her expertise to help TCWP achieve its strategic plan objectives of developing and implementing fundraising, marketing and communications strategies.