2017 Annual Meeting – Mon, Jun 5, 6:00p

2017 May 29
by Gregory Waksmulski

Friends of Rochambeau Library is pleased to announce:

Our 2017 Annual Meeting
Monday, June 5
6:00p – 7:30 (Please note the earlier start time)
Community Room of Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope Street

Guest speaker at 6:00p, followed by a short business meeting

Wendy Nilsson, Superintendent of Providence Department of Parks

Wendy Nillson, guest speaker at 2017 Friends of Rochambeau Library annual meeting
Wendy Nilsson, Superintendent of the Providence Department of Parks, will be the featured speaker at the Friends of Rochambeau Library Annual Meeting. She will discuss her vision of Providence Parks, provide an overview of Providence Parks and highlight how community engagement and programming is improving our city. She will also talk about specific projects at Prospect Park, Blackstone Woods, Summit Ave., Gladys Potter, the Morris Ave. “Totlot”, India Point and Roger Williams. Come join us for an update about your favorite park and learn about our extensive and diverse park system.

For the past decade, Wendy Nilsson’s passion has been the development of Providence’s green spaces into a network of vibrant and unique parks. In 2006, Nilsson founded the Friends of Brown Street Park, which has been cited as a national example of sustainable and innovative urban park revitalization. Six years later she established and became founding Director of the Partnership for Providence Parks, a non-profit that brings community, business and city resources together to improve Providence’s park system. As the Superintendent of the Providence Department of Parks, she sees her mission as redefining the ways parks are used, not only through the amenities offered and creative use of resources, but also through the way that residents and community partners are brought together to create parks’ programming and activities that engage and inspire. Nilsson has a Masters Degree in Administration and Policy from Boston University.

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