The board of directors of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation has announced Joey-Linn Ulrich as the new executive director of the Foundation after a year-long executive director search following the retirement announcement of Caren Glotfelty in June of 2021.
Joey-Linn Ulrich will begin serving as the third executive director of the Parks Foundation on November 1, 2022. Joey-Linn, a native Pittsburgh resident, has over 25 years serving in the nonprofit sector with a significant amount of that time working in organizations that connect people with the outdoors. She is excited to continue work in this sector as the incoming executive director for the Allegheny County Parks Foundation.
The Parks Foundation is excited that the first phase of the restoration of a beloved North Park attraction – the Observation Tower – is beginning. Once complete, this historic site is expected to reopen to the public after 30 years.
“The opportunity to once again share the views of North Park from the deck of the Observation Tower led to the generous gift from the Babcock Charitable Trust. As descendants of E.V. Babcock, the trustees saw the value this project will have to those enjoying the park, much as Mr. Babcock did nearly 100 years ago when he established the park system as a county commissioner,” said Caren Glotfelty, Executive Director of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation.