A Letter Of Thanks And A Big Parks Announcement From President And CEO Meg Cheever

December 7, 2017 by Pittsburgh Parks

Photo of Meg Cheever at Earth Day 2017 at the Frick Environmental Center

Dear Supporter of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy,

Thank you so very much for your steadfast support of this organization and for Pittsburgh’s parks over the last 21 years. I wanted you to know that, with my retirement approaching in March, the Parks Conservancy board has named Jayne Miller as my successor. I can’t think of a better person I’d rather see leading the organization into its next phase.

Superintendent Miller_Fall Portraits_Minnehaha Falls_10312015_04H-509167-edited.jpgJayne is currently the Superintendent of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, which has been named the #1 park system in the country by the Trust for Public Land. Jayne has extensive professional experience to meet whatever challenges come our way. Jayne is also a real listener. I know that from having met and talked with Jayne at meetings and conferences over the years. It is one of the things that makes me convinced she is a great choice for Pittsburgh. I look forward to you getting to know her as you’ll also become convinced that Jayne Miller cares deeply about providing a great park experience for kids, families and all park users.

I appreciate your continued support so that together we could raise more than $105 million and complete 17 major capital projects in Pittsburgh’s parks.

I will always treasure my 21 years leading this organization.

Yours Truly,


Meg Cheever
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy President and CEO