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    Mitchell Silver, New York City Parks & Recreation Commissioner

    February 08, 2018
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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    Akron Civic Theatre
    182 South Main Street
    Akron, OH 44308
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    Akron Civic Commons, in partnership with the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, GAR Foundation, JPB Foundation, Knight Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Rockefeller and the Akron Civic Theatre, invite you to join us for a community conversation with New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver on the importance of planning and design of our civic commons spaces. With over 30 years of experience, Commissioner Silver brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in urban planning, how people use outdoor space, and how to create what he calls "park equity." Tickets are limited and will be taken on a first come first serve basis. Refreshments will be provided compliments of the Knight Foundation

    Mitchell J. Silver became Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation in May 2014. Commissioner Silver is also the immediate past president of the American Planning Association (APA). He is an award-winning planner with more than 30 years of experience and he is internationally recognized for his leadership in the planning profession and his contributions to contemporary planning issues. He specializes in comprehensive planning, place making and implementation strategies. As Parks Commissioner, Mitchell Silver oversees management, planning and operations of nearly 30,000 acres of parkland, which includes parks, playgrounds, beaches, marinas, recreation centers, wilderness areas and other assets.

    To read the rest of Commissioner Silver's bio, please visit:

    https://www.nycgovparks.org/about/people/nyc-parks-commissioner

    Please contact Katelyn Freil at the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition at 330-374-5657 or kfreil@ohioeriecanal.org for additional information. 

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