Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Inc.

  • Buffalo, NY
  • www.buffaloolmstedparks.org

Mission Statement

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Inc., an independent not-for-profit community organization, promotes, preserves, restores, enhances and ensures maintenance of Olmsted-designed parks and parkways in the Greater Buffalo area to guarantee Olmsted park experiences for current and future generations.

Service Areas

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New York

The Conservancy works to preserve and celebrate authentic Olmsted landscapes throughout the Buffalo/Niagara region.

ruling year

1986

Board of Trustees Chair since 2013

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Mrs. Florence Johnson

CEO and President

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Thomas Herrera-Mishler

Keywords

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conservancy, historical, olmsted, parks, beautification,urban

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EIN

22-2720927

 Number

7977886287

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy manages the Olmsted Park and Parkway System in Buffalo, New York. We have a zone gardening maintenace program for park clean-up and upkeeraking and pruning, amung other things. The Conservancy has a 50+ member Advisory Board, which provides input into park policy and the 20 Year Management Plan. The Conservancy holds 2 major fundraising events annually. The Frederick Law Olmsted Gala (summer event) and the Party for the Parks (early fall event). Proceeds from these community events go back into the parks.

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Service Areas

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New York

The Conservancy works to preserve and celebrate authentic Olmsted landscapes throughout the Buffalo/Niagara region.

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BUFFALO OLMSTED PARKS CONSERVANCY INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Inc.

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Board of Trustees Chair

Mrs. Florence Johnson

CEO and President

Thomas Herrera-Mishler

BIO

Florence D. Johnson is immediate past president of the New York State School Boards Association. She served as president during 2010 and 2011. She was vice president in 2008 and 2009, and was Big Five Director before that.

Johnson has served on the Buffalo Board of Education for 20 years, serving as president from 2004 to 2007. She serves on all standing committees of the Buffalo board and as NYSSBA’s Area 1 delegate to the Federal Relations Network and the State Legislative Network. Johnson has also served as the Conference of Big 5 School Districts’ representative on the Commissioner’s Advisory Council of School Board Members since 1993.

NYSSBA provides advocacy, training and information to school boards in support of their mission to govern the state’s public schools. The NYSSBA board establishes policies to supervise, control and direct the business of the Association. Johnson is a member of NYSSBA’s Executive committee.

Johnson is a vice president of the New York contingent of the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Caucus of Black School Board Members and chaired the NSBA’s Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) from 2000 to 2002. As CUBE chairwoman, she served on the NSBA Board of Directors. She continues to serve on CUBE’s Executive and Legislative committees, as well as its Racial Isolation Task Force. She has been a review panelist for the NSBA Task Force on HIV& AIDS Education since 1999. In addition, she serves as the Buffalo Public Schools delegate to the National Council of the Great City Schools and serves on its Academic Achievement Committee.

Johnson serves as a member of the steering committee of Promoting Partnerships in Public Education in Erie County. She is project director for the Student Support Services program at the State University of New York, Buffalo State College, where she monitors the academic

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Florence Johnson

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Term: May 2012 - May 2014

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