Kim Yuan-Farrell (The Park People), “Building Community Tools for Urban Forestry” (Yale Forest Forum)

Event time: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:15pm
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Event description: 

The Yale Forest Forum is excited to announce their spring 2021 speaker series, which will focus on community-based forestry. This week’s speaker is Kim Yuan-Farrell, who is the executive director at The Park People.  Kim oversees and guides all aspects of The Park People’s operations and activities. She works with our board on strategic organizational development, shapes programmatic goals, and develops partnerships in the community. Prior to becoming Executive Director, Kim served as Program Manager for four years, directing The Park People’s urban forestry programs. She has a master’s degree in Environmental Management (Yale University’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies) and a bachelor’s in Anthropology and Environmental Studies (Santa Clara University). She was Colorado-raised and has more than 15 years of nonprofit experience with organizations in Colorado, California, and Connecticut. Kim is an alum of the Denver Community Leadership Forum and has served on Community Shares’ Board of Directors, the national Arbor Day Foundation’s Alliance for Community Trees Advisory Committee, the Trust for Public Land’s Climate Smart Cities Denver Technical Advisory Team, and the City of Denver’s Emerald Ash Borer Steering Committee. Kim is passionate about the power of urban forestry, parks, and community-driven efforts to cultivate resilient, sustainable communities.