Providence, RI (March 13, 2017) – The Blackstone Parks Conservancy, the organization dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of historic Blackstone Park Conservation District and Blackstone Boulevard, announced that Amy Larkin (Providence, RI) has joined as the executive director.
Alongside Jane Peterson, President of the BPC; Amy will be the face and voice for the organization. Her other responsibilities will include promoting the organization and parks associated with the Conservancy, increasing volunteer engagement, and boosting the organization’s activities and membership.
“Amy brings a strong background of marketing and communications, and we are thrilled to welcome her,” said Jane Peterson, president of the Blackstone Parks Conservancy. “These parks need and deserve the kind of expertise Amy brings to the table.”
Previously Amy’s work was as a long-time marketing director for US Sailing, and from her personal experience as a proud resident of Providence, Amy knows that many users are unaware of the BPC’s role in tending these historic parks.
On her new position, Amy states, “I am excited about joining the Blackstone Parks Conservancy and am looking forward to working with the board, members and volunteers to promote and enhance the incredible jewels of parks that we are lucky to have in our backyard.”
Amy, her husband McKenzie, and their son and daughter live in Wayland Square.
About the Blackstone Parks Conservancy: Founded in 1979 the Blackstone Parks Conservancy is dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of historic Blackstone Park Conservation District and Blackstone Boulevard. The BPC cares for these two city parks in partnership with the Providence Parks Department and the Department of Public Works. The Conservancy is a membership organization with an all-volunteer board of directors.