Holly Leicht Appointed HUD Regional Administrator for New York/New Jersey

Thursday, January 02, 2014

New Yorkers for Parks Executive Director Holly Leicht has been appointed by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan to serve as Regional Administrator of HUD Region II, which comprises New York and New Jersey. In her new role, Leicht will be instrumental in carrying out ongoing Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in the region.

Her final day at New Yorkers for Parks will be January 10, 2014. A search for her successor is underway.

“New Yorkers for Parks has had extraordinary success under Holly’s leadership,” said Edward C. Wallace, Chairman of New Yorkers for Parks. “It’s rare to find a leader who possesses such a sterling combination of passionate idealism and strategic pragmatism. Thanks to that combination, New Yorkers for Parks has truly made an impact and delivered results during her nearly three-year tenure.

“As the city’s premier parks advocacy organization for more than 100 years, we look forward to building on Holly’s accomplishments, working with the de Blasio Administration, City Council and parks advocates across the city to help ensure that every New Yorker, in every neighborhood, has access to quality parks and open spaces for generations to come.”

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