Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:45pm
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Darman Room (Taubman 135), HKS, 79 JFK St., Cambridge

America’s Best Idea: National Parks in the 21st Century

The Center for Public Leadership at HKS hosts Will Shafroth, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation, who will share his perspective on the state of our national parks – the challenges that face them and what the future holds. He will also share how his 38-year public service career and time at HKS has prepared him for the work he does today.

Speaker Bio: As president and CEO of the National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, Will Shafroth leads the organization’s work to inspire all people to connect with and protect America’s unique national parks.

Shafroth led the National Park Foundation’s partnership with the National Park Service during the agency’s Centennial in 2016, contributing to increased public awareness of parks through the popular Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque program, engaging new, more diverse audiences, and expanding public-private partnerships supporting national parks and park programs. 

He also oversaw the successful conclusion of the Foundation’s Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks, raising over $550 million over five years, leveraging transformational private philanthropy to support national parks.

Before joining the National Park Foundation, Shafroth served as Deputy Assistant Secretary and Counselor to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI), Ken Salazar. He has also served as executive director of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund and Colorado Conservation Trust, and chairman of the Land Trust Alliance and Resources Legacy Fund.

Registration required. 

Contact Name: 

Kevin Moloney

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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