“Rosamond’s experience working with a wide array of agencies and groups in NYC and her personal poise, humility, and work ethic made her a great fit,” said Brad Schneller, who serves on the board of directors for Fort Greene Park Conservancy, a not-for-profit organization that helps maintain the park and organize programming.
Rosamond Fletcher took over as the conservancy’s first ever executive director last month, and says she looks forward to working with a diverse mix of park patrons to ensure she understands what locals want out of Fort Greene’s eponymous green space.
“Fort Greene Park exists in a unique context with great socioeconomic diversity, so the Conservancy has a responsibility to engage with all community members to balance priorities and build consensus, as possible,” Fletcher said.
And coming hot on the heels of a nearly seven-year tenure as director of programs for the Design Trust for Public Space, Fletcher said she understands the most important thing about city parks are the people who use them, and she looks forward to expanding the green space’s appeal to a wider audience.
“Talking to people in the park about their experiences in the park, what they care about, and how the conservancy can strengthen their connection to the park or, better yet, talking to people in the neighborhood that have not yet ventured into the park or taken advantage of our programming and then seeing them in the park!”
— Elizabeth Winn
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