LOUISVILLE, Ky (August 27, 2020)- Amin Omidy, senior landscape architect in our Louisville office, has been named as a new Trustee for the Olmsted Parks Conservancy to help guide and fulfill the organization’s mission.
Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Inc., a non-profit organization, was established in 1989 to restore, enhance and forever protect Louisville’s historic 17 Olmsted Parks and 6 Parkways. Over the past 30 years, Olmsted Parks Conservancy has overseen $40,000,000 in capital investment in our Olmsted Parks and Parkways. And thanks to financial support from our 1,800 members, we’ve been able to work in the parks on a daily basis, spending 125,000 hours (a value of $4,702,090) maintaining natural areas through our Team for Healthy Parks and the 1,100 annual volunteers in our Volunteer Program.
This is a wonderful opportunity for Amin who is passionate about the role parks play in creating spaces for all to enjoy their environment. Amin will be assisting the Olmsted Parks Conservancy by lending his expertise in park planning design is a member of the Park Planning Committee.
“Our Olmsted Parks play a vital role in ensuring all Louisville residents–regardless of race, income, or background–have easy access to vibrant greenspaces to maintain their mental and physical health,” said Layla George, President and CEO of Olmsted Parks Conservancy. “Our Board of Trustees are vital in the process of developing our strategic plan and determining what projects and programs will make the biggest impact in our community. Most importantly, our Board of Trustees steers the organization–driving us forward while ensuring Olmsted Parks Conservancy continues to enhance, restore, and protect Louisville’s Olmsted Parks and Parkways for decades to come.”
“We are grateful and thrilled that Amin is joining the Board of Trustees,” George continued. “His experience in landscape architecture and planning is a huge asset to our organization. Amin’s passion, dedication, and perspective has already helped us navigate complicated project proposals and adapt our Master Planning process during the pandemic so we can continue to connect nature and neighborhood.”
Please join us in congratulating Amin on this significant appointment.