The Balboa Park Conservancy, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to preserve, enhance, and envision the future of Balboa Park in San Diego, California.
The Conservancy's mission is to keep Balboa Park magnificent by sustaining and enhancing its beauty and its historic, cultural, and recreational character for the enduring enjoyment of all.
The Balboa Park Conservancy serves all of Balboa Park in San Diego, California.
1549 El Prado Ste 1
San Diego, CA 92101 USA
Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)
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Mexican-born landscape architect, Tomas Herrera-Mishler comes to San Diego after seven years as CEO and President of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. In Buffalo he helped lead a parks renaissance, securing over $30 million for capital improvement projects and raising the daily maintenance operations to best-in-class levels. His work has been recognized with Buffalo's signature Delaware Park recently named one of America's Great Public Places. Tomas was named Preservation Hero in 2013 and Outstanding Leader in Landscape Architecture in 2015. He holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from the University of Michigan and has worked on design and planning projects across the Caribbean, Mexico, Spain and the United States. He is a registered landscape architect in Florida and Pennsylvania. His master plan for the National Conservation Center of Costa Rica is one of his most notable projects. Tomas has served as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in Boston and Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, NC. Married to the Honorable Mercedes Herrera de Mishler, he enjoys cooking, and travel, is a dedicated swimmer and enthusiastic gardener.
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Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?
Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?
Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?
Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?