Mitchell J. Silver, Hon. ASLA
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP became Commissioner of NYC Parks in May 2014. Commissioner Silver is the immediate past president of the American Planning Association (APA). Mitchell is an award-winning planner with over 30 years of experience. He is internationally recognized for his leadership in the planning profession and his contributions to contemporary planning issues. As Parks Commissioner, Mitchell oversees management, planning and operations of over 30,000 acres of parkland, which includes parks, playgrounds, beaches, marinas, recreation centers, and wilderness areas. He received a BA in Architecture from Pratt Institute and a Master's in Urban Planning from Hunter College in NYC.
Saturday, October 20
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM