It is with mixed feelings that we bid farewell to Laura DiBetta, PTNY’s Director of Parks and Government Relations for the last five years. Laura has been appointed Special Assistant to the Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner for Outdoor Recreation. We are proud that she was tapped for such an important role, but we will miss her.

Laura has been instrumental in advancing many of PTNY’s signature programs. She developed and launched I Love My Park Day and the Park and Trail Partnership Program grants for Friends groups, as well as leading our advocacy efforts.

We wish Laura all the best and look forward to continuing to work with her to make sure all New Yorkers can more easily access and fully enjoy the outdoors.

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