The Georgia Conservancy announced recently the selection of Clay Mobley as its coastal director.
Mobley, a Savannah native, will lead the Conservancy’s coastal operations from its office in Savannah.
“We are proud to have Clay Mobley, who grew up in Savannah, leading our coastal effort,” said Pierre Howard, president of the Georgia Conservancy.”
Mobley previously served as the executive director of the Coastal Conservation Association Georgia, a nonprofit organization that promotes the conservation of marine resources, for almost six years.
“My love for the Georgia coast is tied into my best memories,” Mobley said. “Growing up, I explored its marshes and rivers with my parents and brother. Now, as a husband and father of two, I share the beauty of our barrier islands and estuaries with our children. ”
Mobley and his family live in the area and volunteer with several coastal community groups, including the Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy, Savannah Ocean Exchange and the organic farm program at Bethesda Academy Gardens. Mobley is a 2004 graduate of Leadership Savannah.
The Conservancy has been a presence in the area for more than 40 years as an advocate for the protection of the Georgia coast.
Among the Conservancy’s current coastal priorities are the adoption of a conservation plan for Jekyll Island, the proposed deepening of the Savannah Harbor and the transfer of retained rights of former landowners on Cumberland Island to the U.S. Park Service.