Becky Rom is retired from her position as President of the Twin Cities Community Land Bank and from 30 years of the practice of law at Faegre Baker Daniels. Becky currently lives in Ely, Minnesota, where her family has resided for three generations, and is a leader of the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters. Becky has served on the Governing Council of The Wilderness Society since 1996 and on the boards of numerous conservation and community organizations during the past four decades. Becky has received many awards and recognitions for civic engagement including the Willard Munger Award for Public Service, Corporate Women of Achievement (NAWBO), 25 Most Influential Women in Business (CityBusiness), John Benson Pro Bono Award, and the Boundary Waters Conservation Award.
The Boundary Waters Wilderness is America’s most popular wilderness; the inevitable pollution, if copper-nickel sulfide-ore mining were allowed, would displace existing stable and sustainable economies and leave no opportunity for ecological and economic recovery. Becky will be sharing her wisdom and experience in how to create living wage jobs and a sustainable, healthy environment.