SALISBURY — After 48 straight years, Ed Clement, the principal founder of the historic Salisbury Foundation, plans to “retire” from its board of trustees when his current term ends today.
The decision means stepping back somewhat from his involvement while still working to be involved when possible. Clement says he’s not stepping back from trying to improve the quality of life in Salisbury.
“Even though my heart says otherwise, my mind, body and three demanding historic properties tell me clearly it is time to step off the committees and Board of Trustees of the foundation,” said Clement in a letter to Board President Susan Sides.
At the age of 87, Clement has dedicated more than 50 years of his life to local, state and national historic preservation efforts. He told the Post his decision is not one related to turbulent times in Salisbury or internal matters within the foundation.
“Serving this organization has been very fulfilling for me and for that I will be forever grateful,” Clement said.