Park Pride Board & Staff News


A decade after starting the Park Visioning Department, Walt Ray has moved on from his role as the program’s Director and from Park Pride.

Luckily for us, he’ll continue to work with parks as the City of Atlanta’s Assistant Director of the Department of Park Design. In this position, Walt hopes to leverage his intimate knowledge of Atlanta’s parks and people to help the City continue to build a strong parks system for citizens. Together, we’ll continue to work to create a nationally recognized network of parks, greenspaces and trails in Atlanta.


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Dorothy Yates Kirkley completed her term as Board President in January, 2016. We extend our deepest thanks to Dorothy for her leadership, propelling Park Pride to new heights in pursuit of our mission. She will continue to serve on the board as Past President.



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Sadler Poe has assumed the role of Park Pride’s Board President. Sadler has been a member of the Board since 2013 and served as the Chair of the Fund Development Committee since 2014.




Park Pride welcomes four new members to our Board:


Courtney Fletcher, Doosan Infracore International




JaKathryn Ross

JaKathryn Ross, Georgia-Pacific




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Christopher Williams, Sr., Georgia Power Company




Barbara Levy, Education Connection

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