Robert Stanton Talks About Park Funding

Last month, we invited parks panelists from around the country to come to Boston to share their ideas of alternative measures to fund Boston Common. Robert Stanton shared his experiences of heading the National Park Service.

About Robert Stanton: Robert Stanton was the 15th Director, and first African American to serve as director of the National Park Service, nominated by President Clinton in 1997 and the first director to be confirmed by the US Senate. This capped a long career with the NPS marked by leadership in conversation, youth programming, and diversity in employment. His top priorities as director included improving the agency’s finances as well as increasing volunteerism and partnering with private and nonprofit organizations. He currently serves as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Interior.

All of our panelists had some ideas of funding for the parks. What are your ideas for funding our parks? Who would you listen to as a park expert? Let us know by commenting below.

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