Executive Director, First City Art Center, Pensacola Florida (2013-2017) Left to move back to FINY
Executive Director, Island Community Center (2006-2012)
Community Development Fellow, Island Institute, FINY (2004-2006)
Masters Degree, Community and Regional Planning from University of Georgia
When did you first arrive on Island/how did you get here?
I came to the island after graduate school when I was awarded a 2-year fellowship with the Island Institute (Rockland, Maine). The fellowship sent me to FINY to help work with the former Fishers Island Civic Assoc. I ended up meeting my husband and staying here for 8 years. When my mother was diagnosed with cancer, we moved to be near her. We came back in 2017 in order to raise our kids where their father grew up!
What are your favorite things to do on Fishers?
We love fishing (Tommy the most), we love being outside and of course, the safety.
What does Fishers mean to you?
I like the simplicity of island life. I like not living a life that is consumed with commercialism and driving around. I love that my kids can walk to school and ride their bikes all over the place. I like that an activity here is outside and always an adventure.
About your job/store/business/non-profit:
It is the goal of the Neighborhood Aide to be available to the community for questions and concerns. She will host office hours from a new office at the Island Community Center. The current plan is to be available on Tuesdays from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Until a phone can be established at the Community Center, you can reach Meredith at 860-625-6654, this is a cell number, so please leave a message or feel free to text if need be. The email contact for the liaison is FINY.Southold@gmail.com
Meredith looks forward to getting acquainted and reacquainted with everyone who loves Fishers Island. Please feel free to reach out and visit with her. She will be working very closely with Louisa Evans and the ICB to help move things forward for FINY.
Phone: c: 860-625-6654