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Sorry to see her go… Parks Commissioner Toni Pollak Retiring


Hello Gardeners!
Just learned that
Boston Parks Commissioner Antonia Pollak is retiring from her position.  I had the good fortune to meet Toni for an informational interview in 2010 after I left my corporate job.  Even today I dream of becoming a park ranger.  🙂

The Commissioner shared her career journey and offered a candid assessment of opportunities in the Parks Department and other area organizations focused on parks and open spaces. I was impressed with her knowledge, her warmth and her down-to-earth attitude.  Not long after that meeting, I started this City Garden Ideas blog.  Thank you Commissioner for your advice and guidance.  I wish you well in your next chapter!
The Friends of the Public Garden is joining with Boston Park Advocates to celebrate retiring Parks Commissioner Toni Pollak on February 26, from 5 – 7 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel.  Admission is $10, and space is limited.  Please rsvp by February 20 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thank-you-to-toni-pollak-tickets-6825494237.  I’ll be at the party.  Please come and celebrate the Commissioner and all she has done to maintain and beautify our city.