IT WAS A LONG SHOT, TO BE SURE.
When the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy announced a 20-year master plan with $428 million in projects, it was with a combination of hope and dreaming among planners. Even so, the nonprofit that manages the 850-acre system of parks, parkways and circles citywide has accomplished much since the plan was announced in mid-2008, with $35 million in projects completed through 2015.
BUFFALO, NY — Stephanie Crockatt, who joined the nonprofit in the fall as executive director, knows the initial time frame might have been a bit ambitious, but she’s determined to move forward.
She looks at the plan in pieces rather than one project. The No. 1 goal was to brand the park system as historic and restore its integrity. That starts with getting the message out, she said. Read More
FUTURE PLANS FOR THE SCAJAQUADA EXPRESSWAY
“It took some 20 years of pleading, public forums, shelved plans and broken promises. But propelled by a little boy’s traffic-accident death and a do-it-now governor, the expressway that never should have been will be sliced, diced and – mercifully – downgraded to a safer, saner road.” – Donn Esmonde, The Buffalo News
BUFFALO, NY — Matt Driscoll announced the Scajaquada’s coming transformation Wednesday night at SUNY Buffalo State. The state’s new DOT commissioner said the once-50-mph road connecting the Kensington Expressway with the Niagara Thruway will be downgraded to a 30-mph boulevard.
ITA NEW GENERATION OF LEADERS RUNS SOME OF THE REGION’S HIGHEST-PROFILE NONPROFITS, CHANGING THE PERCEPTION THAT IT’S A MAN’S WORLD AT THE TOP
“The last three years have seen more than a dozen women named to president, executive director or CEO roles in Western New York,” Tracey Drury. Stephanie Crockatt, Executive Director of the BOPC, was one of the nine women leaders featured in Buffalo Business First, Feb 12, 2016.
BUFFALO, NY — Call it the era of the woman, or call it no big deal, but the number of women leaders is growing at the region’s largest nonprofit organizations.
The last three years have seen more than a dozen women named to president, executive director or CEO roles in Western New York. Among the 100 largest organizations in the region and in the last 10 years, the number of women in the top post has increased from 26 to 39 – a 50 percent increase.
‘WINTER BLAST’ ANNUAL OPENING CELEBRATION AT MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. PARK ICE RINK ON MLK DAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
Family fun winter activities brought to you by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY, the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association and Hasek’s Heroes, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the Buffalo Sabres and Mayor Brown and the City of Buffalo
BUFFALO, NY — Weather permitting, old-fashioned pond skating returns to the MLK, Jr Park ice rink on Monday, January 18 at the 2nd annual ‘Winter Blast’ celebration on MLK Day.
NEW SELF-GUIDED MOBILE AUDIO TOUR REVEALS LITTLE-KNOWN STORIES ABOUT OLMSTED’S DELAWARE PARK
Free mobile program to be unveiled at press conference on
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
PRESENTING SPONSOR M&T BANK
BUFFALO, NY — Buffalo really did roam in Delaware Park long ago. The region’s first golf course water hazard was located here, not far from where 300 soldiers who died during the War of 1812 still guard the Great Meadow. Hoyt Lake was originally known as Gala Water.
Visitors can now hear these and other captivating stories, thanks to a new self-guided mobile audio tour of 13 sites in Delaware Park. The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the City of Buffalo, and presenting sponsor M&T Bank will introduce the free mobile program during a press conference on Tuesday, October 6.
Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Place: The Rose Garden in Delaware Park
Time: 10:00 a.m. Read More
WNED-TV and President and CEO Donald K. Boswell to Receive Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s 2015 Frederick Law Olmsted Award
“A park is a work of art” Gala to Take Place This Evening, in Riverside Park
BUFFALO, NY – WNED-TV and Donald K. Boswell, president and CEO, of Western New York Public Broadcasting, have been selected to receive the 2015 Frederick Law Olmsted Award of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. The award will be presented during the organization’s 13th annual gala in Riverside Park this evening.