Cecil Barron Jensen

Cecil Barron Jensen moved to Nantucket with her husband in 1996 seeking a small, tightknit community in which to raise their three daughters. In the years since, Cecil worked at the Nantucket Historical Association and Nantucket New School, and, most recently, served as the Executive Director of the Artists Association of Nantucket. Cecil became the Executive Director of ReMain Nantucket and ReMain Ventures in 2018.

In addition to her experience in leading dynamic organizations to achieve strategic goals, Cecil has a deep understanding of how cultural organizations contribute to the vitality of downtown Nantucket and the enthusiasm to drive ReMain’s mission forward into the future. A past board member of several Nantucket nonprofits, Cecil has recently been appointed to be a member of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Inspired to consider the positive ways our community can adapt to sea level rise, ReMain Nantucket launched the Envision Resilience Nantucket Challenge. A spring 2021 design studio, Envision Resilience calls on interdisciplinary teams of graduate students to reimagine Nantucket Harbor by considering adaptation strategies using the latest sea level rise projections.  Nantucket Preservation Trust’s very own Ken Beaugrand, Mary Bergman, and Michael May are serving as advisors to the challenge. To learn more, subscribe today: https://www.envisionresilience.org/home#mail.