May 2, 2022

Central Park & the Conservancy with Gil Penalosa’s “Walk in the Park” Webinar Series

The Impact of Central Park and the Conservancy. Guest: Betsy Smith, President & CEO.

Betsy Smith, the President & CEO of the New York City’s Central Park Conservancy, will share the story of how Central Park was planned, designed, and built, and how the Conservancy works daily to preserve and celebrate it as a sanctuary from the pace and pressures of city life for its over 40 million annual visitors.

Date: Tuesday May 3, 2022

Time: 8:00 AM  Pacific Time

You can register for this event by clicking this link.

Elizabeth “Betsy” Smith was appointed in March 2018 as President & CEO of the Central Park Conservancy where she oversees strategic planning, park operations, capital programming, public programming, development, and marketing and communication strategies. With the Conservancy’s 40-year restoration of Central Park now largely complete, her focus is on creating a plan that addresses the massive use of the Park while fostering continued stewardship through a commitment to financial sustainability, operational excellence and engaged governance.

Previously, Ms. Smith served on the Conservancy’s Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board of the Institute for Urban Parks, the Conservancy’s educational arm; was a former NYC Parks Assistant Commissioner in the Bloomberg Administration; and also served as a Board Member of Friends of the High Line, the Open Space Institute, and as Vice Chair of New Yorkers for Parks. She is currently the Chair of the Board of Library of America, a not-for-profit publisher of significant American writing.

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