Press Release

CEC announces Karin Hostetter as Director of Partnerships and Outreach


Centerville, IN (January 10, 2022) – The Cope Environmental Center Board of Directors is pleased to announce Karin Hostetter will assume a new position as director of partnerships and outreach at CEC. Hostetter currently serves as executive director of CEC and will move into the new position as soon as a new executive director is hired.


As director of partnerships and outreach, Hostetter will develop and maintain partnerships with local, regional, and national environmental groups and organizations. She will oversee programs and services including: The Living Building, The Children of IN Nature Park and the Bicentennial Trail project.


Cope Board Chair Gail Connerley shared, “The Board is excited about ways in which we can capitalize on the certification of CEC ‘s Sustainable Education Building as the 29th Living Building in the world and the only one in the state of Indiana. Karin is the best person to lead CEC in strategizing and implementing partnership opportunities and utilizing the Living Building certification to elevate Cope on local, regional, and perhaps even national levels.”


This organizational growth continues CEC’s mission to promote the sustainable use of the Earth’s resources through education, demonstration, and research.


Anyone interested in more information about the Executive Director position should visit CEC’s website,