Opening Keynote Plenary
Thursday, May 4, 2017
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. EDT
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Mitchell Silver became Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks in May 2014. Commissioner Silver is also the immediate past president of the American Planning Association (APA). Mitchell is an award-winning planner with over 30 years of experience. He is internationally recognized for his leadership in the planning profession and his contributions to contemporary planning issues. As Parks Commissioner, Mitchell oversees management, planning and operations of nearly 30,000 acres of parkland, which includes parks, playgrounds, beaches, marinas, recreation centers, wilderness areas and other assets.
Commissioner Silver will address the latest in trends in national and local park planning affecting Federal planners at the Opening Plenary of FPD’s 2017 Training Workshop. He will also provide an overview and introduction to NYC’s extensive park system throughout the five boroughs of the city.
Mitchell Silver, FAICP
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