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Randy Gordon, Executive Director

Randy Gordon Joins Lincoln Parks Foundation

Lincoln Parks Foundation Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of Randy Gordon as its next Executive Director, effective Oct. 17, 2022.

Gordon brings decades of experience working with diverse groups across education, community and government. After a 19-year career in public education and independent training and consulting, he spent five years at the Arbor Day Foundation where he grew the network of partnering organizations through his work as manager of the Tree City USA, and Tree Line USA recognition programs and the Partners in Community Forestry National Conference. Gordon most recently spent nine years at the Nebraska State Education Association where he worked as the Central Nebraska field rep and later as the Director of Collective Bargaining.

“Lincoln Parks Foundation is thrilled to begin working with Randy on our many goals to maintain and create amazing green spaces in our community. We look forward to introducing Randy to the many individuals, donors, and groups that share the same goals and aspirations,” said Bradley Brandt, LPF Board President.

“Since 1992, Lincoln Parks Foundation has partnered with Parks & Recreation to enhance our public park places and spaces. I am so pleased to have Randy Gordon join the team as Executive Director of Lincoln Parks Foundation. With Randy's dynamic leadership, contagious enthusiasm, and community experience, the Foundation will continue make a difference in Lincoln for years to come. We happily welcome Randy to our Parks family,” said Maggie Stuckey-Ross, Director of Lincoln Parks & Recreation.

Gordon and his wife Tracy have four children and raised them all in Lincoln, enjoying the parks, pools and trails. He is an avid disc golfer and is learning the art and science behind kayak fishing.

“Our Parks are critical to the health and well-being of all ages and should be accessible and functional across all parts of the city. I look forward to working closely with the community and everyone at Lincoln Parks & Recreation to continue the support of parks and programs for our growing community,” said Gordon.