“Jim brings a wealth of national park experience to our board and a perspective that will help us better serve our park community,” said Mark Middlebrook, executive director of TPF.
Rienhardt has been on the First Coast since 2014 and currently lives in St. Augustine. He has more than 44 years of experience as a senior executive with 29 years of his career serving in senior management positions within the National Park Service in the northeastern United States. During that time, he accomplished a lot within the national parks including securing $17 million in public/private funding for capital projects, enhancements to education and recreation programs and for special events. He also managed the Ellis Island National Historic Site restoration and reopening.
Rienhardt now serves as president of his own consulting firm where he provides government relations, strategic branding, strategic marketing, fundraising strategies, private-public partnerships and economic development strategies for his clients.
Rienhardt joins a board made up of a diverse group of 12 professionals from throughout North Florida.
About Timucuan Parks Foundation
The Timucuan Parks Foundation is a federally-recognized 501(c) (3) that preserves, promotes and protects Jacksonville’s vast network of preservation parks. The foundation dates back to 1999, when the Preservation Project Jacksonville, Inc. was established to identify and assist in acquiring the most vulnerable and environmentally sensitive lands in Duval County. The acquisition of lands created the largest urban park system in the United States, including more than 130 square miles of park space and preserves, more than 1,100 miles of river and tributary shoreline and Atlantic Ocean beachfront, and more than 100 miles of upland trails. The Timucuan Parks Foundation works with their park partners, including the National Park Service, Florida State Parks and the City of Jacksonville, to promote environmental stewardship, the health benefits of the parks and preserves for all citizens, and an appreciation for Jacksonville’s special outdoor spaces. For more information, visit timucuanparks.org.
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