David Proper

Urban Program Director, Conservation Acquisition

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David Proper is the Urban Program Director for The Conservation Fund. For the past 14 months, David has been responsible for initiating The Fund’s urban conservation effort working with local units of government and other conservation partners across North Carolina. The Urban Program provides real estate expertise and financial assistance to a variety of communities with the conservation of their most important urban landscapes in order to protect water supplies, preserve environmentally sensitive landscapes and create new parks and greenways.

David previously worked with The Trust for Public Land for 13 years, most recently as State Director for North and South Carolina where he managed state-wide programs and local initiatives focused on natural resource protection and open space preservation. Prior to joining TPL, he spent 17 years in the public sector as Property Officer for Wake County government in North Carolina where he oversaw a wide range of real estate projects. David’s private and public work experience provides him with a valuable insight into today’s urban conservation arena.

David graduated cum laude with a BS in Environmental Conservation from the University of New Hampshire and also received a Forestry degree from Paul Smith’s College.

Contact:  dproper@conservationfund.org     Phone: 919-215-5337     Office: North Carolina