Pittsburgh Business Times
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy President and CEO Meg Cheever is leaving in March 2018 from the organization she founded more than two decades ago.
The announcement from the Parks Conservancy said it will conduct a national search for her successor.
"For over 20 years, the Parks Conservancy has been a great partner in our efforts to improve the extraordinary park system in Pittsburgh, and I am especially grateful for Meg's commitment, dedication and inspiration," Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said in a statement.
She started the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy in 1996 and led it through 17 park projects that include the Frick Environmental Center, August Wilson Park, a stormwater management system and the renovation of the Westinghouse Memorial in Schenley Park.
Earlier in her career, she was publisher of Pittsburgh Magazine and general counsel of WQED.
"An excellent city park system is a key element of Pittsburgh's value proposition," Cheever said in a statement. "Two things that make a place very desirable are excellent transportation and excellent parks and trails. That's why it's important for us to solicit both moral and financial support from every person in this region who cares about the city and its park system."