Leaders from Green Minneapolis and NoMa Parks Foundation will present Tuesday April 17, 2018.
Silver Spring, MD – Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, continues its monthly speaker series on April 17, with Beth Shogren, executive director of Green Minneapolis, and Stacie West, director of parks projects at the NoMa Parks Foundation.
The session titled Parks, Placemaking and Economic Development: Using Public-Private Partnerships to Create Signature Park Experiences will examine the critical role that parks serve in communities. Shogren and West will share examples of successful projects from their respective cities; Minneapolis and Washington D.C. and discuss how well-located and well-designed parks brand neighborhoods and contribute to the overall economic stability and livability of communities. The presentation, followed by a question-and-answer session, is free and open to the public.
Beth Shogren, Green Minneapolis
Stacie West, NoMaFoundation
WHAT: Montgomery Parks Speaker Series featuring Beth Shogren and Stacie West. Public presentation and complimentary lunch. Must pre-register for lunch
WHO: The event is free and open to the public.
WHEN: April 17, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Montgomery County Regional Office Building Auditorium 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring
PLEASE RSVP: Register at www.montgomeryparks.org/speakerseries
About Beth Shogren:
Beth Shogren is the executive director of Green Minneapolis, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 multi-project conservancy, established to advance the vitality of downtown Minneapolis through parks, greening and program activation. Green Minneapolis engages in strategic public, private and philanthropic partnerships to advance the common goal of creating a vibrant public realm. Ms. Shogren has spent over 20 years managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders from the public and private sectors. Her experience in owner’s representation and project management in the retail and hospitality sectors informed her work as founding staff for the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District (DID). Ms. Shogren served as Director of Operations and as Chief Operating Officer of the DID, and as project manager for The University of Minnesota Foundation Real Estate Advisors before joining Green Minneapolis. Ms. Shogren is a graduate of Amherst College.
About Stacie West:
Stacie West is the director of parks projects at the NoMa Parks Foundation, an affiliate of the NoMa Business Improvement District (BID). The NoMa BID was created by the Council of the District of Columbia and Mayor in March 2007. West was formerly a community planner and a Capital City Fellow with the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, where she led development of the comprehensive Play DC Parks and Recreation Master Plan and orchestrated an improvement initiative to renovate all city-owned playgrounds. She managed over a dozen capital projects and was involved in all aspects of the projects, including design charrettes and construction management. Ms. West also previously worked for the District Department of the Environment creating a public outreach strategy for the 20-year Sustainable DC plan. Prior to her work at DDOE, she worked with the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, focusing on community impacts related to cycling, pedestrian and transportation projects. Ms. West has a Masters of Community Planning from the University of Maryland, College Park.
About the Parks Speaker Series:
Montgomery Parks’ Power of Parks Speaker Series features subject matter experts on topics pertaining to parks; including activation, urban planning, unique design and safety in urban parks. For more information about future sessions, or to view past presentations visit www.montgomeryparks.org/speakerseries
About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Montgomery Parks Montgomery Parks manages more than 36,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 421 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high-quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. Find out more about Montgomery Parks on our website www.MontgomeryParks.org. Follow us on @MontgomeryParks on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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