This fall, Ayanna Williams, Park Pride’s Director of Community Building, announced her departure from the organization after 11 years!
It would be impossible to overstate Ayanna’s accomplishments with Park Pride. 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.
Ayanna has a gift for working with people. She is an active listener with a great talent for resolving conflict and an uncanny ability to transform naysayers and skeptics into advocates for neighborhood parks.
Although she will no longer be with Park Pride, Ayanna will continue to be an advocate for the greenspace movement as the Healthy Cities Director at The Nature Conservancy in Georgia.
We are so proud of the work that she’s accomplished over her years at Park Pride, and we are grateful for the legacy she will leave. Join us in thanking Ayanna for her contribution to parks and communities and wish her well on her new adventure!