Tacoma's Greater Metro Parks Foundation hires executive director

Tacoma’s Greater Metro Parks Foundation has hired Bryan Flint (pictured) as its executive director.

Greater Metro Parks Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to engage community and financial support to enhance parks and recreation programs through capital projects. A partner organization to Metro Parks Tacoma since 1991, the Greater Metro Parks Foundation also strives to nurture community engagement, volunteerism, and philanthropy. In recent years, the Greater Metro Parks Foundation joined McCarver Elementary school students and other community members to create the Zina Linnik Project. The Foundation is working on a feasibility study for additional recreation facilities and programing at the South End Recreation and Adventure Campus.

Most recently the Director of Communications and Outreach for the Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark, Flint previously worked as the Executive Director of Tahoma Audubon Society.

“Most of Bryan’s career has been about organizing diverse groups of people to achieve a common goal,” said Greater Metro Parks Foundation President Richard Brady. “This background was important to us as we go forward as the Foundation’s ‘from the ground up’ approach requires us to take on projects that address real needs, and engage students and their families in a transformative way. With 23 years of experience working with community-based organizations and land management agencies, Bryan brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to parks and open space to the Foundation.”

“There are a lot of great things happening with our parks in Tacoma, and a lot of great opportunities ahead,” said Flint. “I am excited to be back in Tacoma. It is a great community full of dedicated people. I am ready to roll up my sleeves.”

More information is available online at metroparksfoundation.org.