We catch up with Jayne Miller five months into her job as President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy — and just in time for summer. A leading international public park expert, Miller came to Pittsburgh from Minnesota, where she was superintendent of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Under her leadership, the Minneapolis Parks system was named #1 in the U.S. by the Trust for Public Land five times. She reversed decades of chronic underfunding and was devoted to racial and economic equity.
In October, she’s heading to Melbourne, Australia to deliver the keynote address at the World Urban Parks Congress. We’re lucky to have her in Pittsburgh.
What upcoming events are you excited to attend?
I am excited to continue to explore the city and our parks. As an active cyclist, I love to discover Pittsburgh’s different communities on my bike. I especially love to see how people use our parks.
I look forward to going to more events in our parks from concerts to movies to nature walks; going on hikes, exploring new places to eat, and taking in more theatre, opera and of course, catching those Steelers and Pens in action!
Best part of your job?
The best part of my job is the people I work with every day – the Parks Conservancy staff, board members and volunteers as well as partner agencies who are so passionate about our work and our parks... read the full interview