2020 Annual Meeting

Thank you to all who celebrated a successful year protecting, maintaining and improving the Emerald Necklace at our 2020 Annual Meeting, held on June 17!

At our first-ever virtual Annual Meeting, held on Zoom, attendees heard about the Conservancy’s accomplishments in 2019 and discovered our plans for the revitalization of Charlesgate Park, the first piece of the Emerald Necklace and the critical connection between Boston’s primary park systems.

Miss our Annual Meeting? We’ve got you covered. Look before for a full recording of the meeting and presentations from each of our speakers:

Watch Our 2020 Annual Meeting Online:

Full Recording of Meeting (YouTube)

Speaker Presentation Slides (PDF):

Karen Mauney-Brodek, President, Emerald Necklace Conservancy
Garrett Dash Nelson, Curator of Maps and Director of Geographic Scholarship, Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center
Dan and Marie Adams
, Principals, Landing Studio


Learn About Our 2020 Annual Meeting Speakers

Karen Mauney-Brodek
President, Emerald Necklace Conservancy
As the Conservancy’s President, Karen Mauney-Brodek works with Conservancy staff and board members to spearhead capital projects, develop and grow park programs, establish annual budgets, expand fundraising efforts and boost public awareness of the parks to further the organization’s mission to protect, restore and maintain the 1,100 acres of the Emerald Necklace. Her tenure has seen the successful planning and execution of Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace, a large-scale, world-class art exhibition of five “fog sculptures” from Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya, which substantially increased the local and national profile of the Emerald Necklace parks, as well as the Conservancy’s partnership with neighborhood advocates for a major revitalization of Charlesgate Park, the start of the Emerald Necklace.

Dan Adams and Marie Law Adams
Principals, Landing Studio, Architects, Charlesgate Park Revitalization Project
Dan and Marie are the founding partners of Landing Studio, an architecture and urban design practice focused on improving large-scale infrastructure in cities. In coordination with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and Charlesgate Alliance, they are providing design services for the revitalization of Charlesgate Park. Dan is Director of the School of Architecture at Northeastern University. Marie is a Lecturer in Urban Design and Planning at MIT.

Garrett Dash Nelson
Curator of Maps and Director of Geographic Scholarship, Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center
Garrett Dash Nelson is Curator of Maps & Director of Geographic Scholarship at the Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library. He also works in cartography and the digital humanities to create new forms of visual representation in geography. He holds an AB in Social Studies from Harvard College, an MA in Landscape & Culture from the University of Nottingham and a PhD in Geography from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Before his appointment at the Leventhal Center, he was a Junior Fellow at the Dartmouth College Society of Fellows. 

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Enter by July 13! For tips and complete rules, visit http://emeraldnecklace.org/event/enphotocontest/