Monroe Park Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to facilitate the renovation of Monroe Park through a public-private partnership. The Mayor of the City of Richmond, the President of VCU, and the Board from the public at large nominates its directors.
The Conservancy will lease the Park from the City of Richmond for 30 years. The City will continue to own the Park and retain the right to terminate the lease at any time.
The Conservancy will help finance and oversee the restoration, enhancement and operation of the Park — an historic landmark with cultural, environmental and recreational significance to the City of Richmond, VCU, area residents, businesses and all visitors. The objective is to make the Park welcome for all potential users.
The Park will continue to be maintained by VCU pursuant to a contract with the Conservancy.
To administer the restoration, enhancement and operation of Richmond’s Monroe Park — an historic landmark with cultural, environmental and recreational significance to the City of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, area residents and businesses.
Officers and Directors:
Alice McGuire Massie, President
John W. Bates, III, Vice President
James C. Hill, Treasurer and Secretary
Christopher Frelke, Director of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities, City of Richmond
Kimberly B. Gray, 2nd District Councilman, City of Richmond
Roy Grier, Community Partner
Samuel C. Haisley, Community Volunteer
James C. Hill, Community Volunteer
Catherine W. Howard, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Division of Community Engagement, VCU
Alice McGuire Massie, Community Volunteer
J.E. Lincoln Saunders, Chief of Staff to the Mayor, City of Richmond
Brian D. Shaw, Senior Executive Director, Office of the President, VCU
Matthew Stanley, Community Volunteer
Mark Dray, Emeritus Director
Principal Salaried Executive Staff: None