Friends of Westchester County Parks Elects Two Prominent Business Leaders to the Board

Friends of Westchester County Parks, the only organization dedicated exclusively to promoting and supporting Westchester County parks, has announced the election of two esteemed business leaders to its Board, Town/Village of Harrison Councilwoman Marlane Amelio and President of Sullivan Architecture, John P. Sullivan.

“We are pleased to welcome these distinguished individuals to our Board. Their expertise and insight will greatly enhance our efforts to keep the county’s 50 parks beautiful and programming available and running smoothly,” said Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson, Chairperson, Friends of Westchester County Parks.

Amelio has served as Councilwoman since 2011, and has over 20 years of experience working in Westchester County. Currently, she is a liaison for the Harrison Ambulance Corps, Food Pantry, and Citizen’s Committee for Downtown Revitalization. She also supervises the clinical staff for New York Medicaid Services for SWBOCES (UDO). Amelio sits on the Beautification Committee and International Horse Fund. 

Sullivan has over 28 years of experience operating his own firm.  His work is diversified having designed numerous building types from master planned small and large scale residential developments.  Currently, he is the Vice Chairman of the New York State Department of Education Board of Architecture and serves on the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Licensure Task Force Committee. His firm has been the recipient of 12 Design Awards from the American Institute of Architects, including civic and recognition awards.

We strive to have the widest possible range of businesses and organizations represented on our Board,” commented Joe Stout, Executive Director, Friends of Westchester County Parks. “We look forward to working together with these two new members as we continue to promote our county’s park system and ensure that it remains vibrant, green and integral to county life.”

Friends of Westchester County Parks is the only organization dedicated exclusively to promoting and supporting Westchester County parks. Friends of Westchester County Parks, which is governed by a Board of Trustees, secures and administers private funds that support the mission of the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Funds rose through membership fees and donations are used for the sole benefit of Westchester’s parks. All donations are tax deductible.




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