Deputy Commisisoner / Chief Operating Officer
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
As Deputy Commissioner / Chief Operating Officer for NYC Parks, Mr. Focht leads a team committed to delivering high-quality, maintainable and sustainable public spaces at over 1,900 sites and 30,000 acres. Mark is a licensed landscape architect with over 30 years’ experience. He worked for the City of Philadelphia for 18 years, serving as First Deputy Commissioner of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. Mark is a Penn State University Fellow (2015) and has received Alumni Achievement Awards from the University of Massachusetts and Penn State. He served as ASLA's Vice-President for Communications in 2010/11 and President in 2014.
Friday, October 19
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday, October 20
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM