It would be impossible to overstate Ayanna’s accomplishments with Park Pride in her 10 years as the Director of Community Building. With a degree in social work and considerable community organizing experience, Ayanna made an impact from her first day.
She expanded Park Pride’s “Friend Raising” efforts and created our signature Friends of the Park Program, which has grown to over 100 groups engaged in improving parks and strengthening communities across Atlanta and DeKalb. Working side-by-side with these Friends groups, she offers supportive guidance as they identify their priorities and helps them achieve their park goals.
Ayanna has a gift for working with people. Through the years, she has earned the respect and admiration of a broad range of communities, City and County officials, colleagues at peer organizations and above all the Park Pride team.
Congratulations, Ayanna, on an amazing 10 years!
You can help us celebrate Ayanna’s contributions to the parks community with a gift to Park Pride in her honor on Georgia Gives Day. Donate today through November 28th!