Houston Parks Board Team

Houston Parks Board Team

Adrin BiagasDirector of Land Acquisition

Amanda NunleyGIS Supervisor

Arun JohnsonAccounting Supervisor

Beth WhitePresident and CEO

Candace WilliamsDirector of Individual Giving

Dan HowseAsset Manager

Danny ZirilliConstruction Manager

Deborah RuleDirector of Development

DK WashingtonGreenspace Manager

Denise Garcia, CPADirector of Accounting and Finance

Ethan PlackeConservation Technician

Evelyn White-SpearsAccounts Payable/Payroll Specialist

Glenn FrancisGreenspace Manager

John BrandtBayou Greenways Manager

Keith DraydenStaff Accountant

Kelly BurnettActivation and Volunteer Manager

Kirsten SmirlConservation Technician

Linda ZhouParks Projects Supervisor and Prolog Administrator

Lisa GraiffBeyond the Bayous Program Manager

Lisa KasianowitzOutreach Manager

Liz RebstadConservation Technician

Marissa LlosaConservation Manager

Marvin JamesGreenspace Manager

Matt NielsonChief Operating Officer

Nicole RomanoDirector of Communications

Richard McNamaraInterim Managing Director of Capital Programs

Ronny MorganGreenspace Manager

Russ ClementsSenior Greenspace Manager

Tina M. ClaytonDevelopment Coordinator

Trent RondotConservation and Maintenance Director


Houston Parks and Recreation Department

The City of Houston directly manages the Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD). HPARD stewards and manages over 39,501 acres of parkland and greenspace for the City of Houston and develops and implements recreational programming for citizens of all abilities.

HPARD

Houston Parks Board

A nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing access to quality parks and greenspace in the Greater Houston region, Houston Parks Board creates, improves, protects, and advocates for parks for everyone. Since 1976, the organization has utilized public-private partnerships and its extensive philanthropic, government and community relationships to improve parks large and small. Houston Parks Board is currently leading the transformational $220 million Bayou Greenways 2020 project to complete a 150-mile network of connected parks and trails along Houston’s major waterways.  

In light of its 501(c)(3) status, Houston Parks Board raises funds in furtherance of its mission to support parks for everyone. In keeping with 501(c)(3) best practices, the Houston Parks Board is governed by a Board of Directors. Board Members are approved by Board vote, upon recommendation of the Board’s Governance and Nominating Committee.

HPB Board of Directors

Houston Parks Board Local Government Corporation

Pursuant to Chapter 32, Article VIII of the Houston Code of Ordinances, The Houston Parks Board LGC is a Local Government Corporation (LGC) created by the City of Houston  to  manage conveyances and acquisitions for public parks, among other related purposes. The LGC may also solicit funds, gifts, and bequests for park acquisitions, additions, and improvements in the city, as well. The LGC works for and is monitored by city officials who must approve its budget, sign off on projects with public funding, and appoint its board members.

The Local Government Corporation is composed of up to 20 members who are appointed by the Mayor of Houston and confirmed by Houston City Council. Meetings of the LGC are open to the public and are held at least twice a year. For more information on the City of Houston’s boards and commissions, click here. For Houston Parks Board LGC Board Meeting notices, click here.

HPB LGC Board of Directors

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