New Officers to Lead Dallas Parks Foundation in 2007

January 22, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
DALLAS – The Dallas Parks Foundation has installed new officers for calendar year 2007 to lead the non-profit organization, which supports projects of the Dallas Park and Recreation Department identified through its long-range plan, “The Renaissance Plan.”

The foundation, organized in 2004, was created to achieve a premier, sustainable citywide system of parks by raising private funds to enhance and maintain parks throughout Dallas, promote increased public support for the park system and increase community stewardship of all of the city’s parks.

Craig Reynolds will lead the Dallas Parks Foundation as president. Reynolds, is a principal at Brown Reynolds Watford Architects and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. BRW has many years of experience providing park design and planning for municipalities. Reynolds has lead other civic organizations and activities, including chairing the 2002 DISD Bond Program Task Force. He is a past president and immediate past senior chapter director of the Dallas AIA chapter and is a director of the Friends of the Katy Trail.

Lois Finkelman will serve as vice president and is a former member of the Dallas City Council and the Dallas Park and Recreation Board.

Delia Jasso is secretary of the foundation and is vice president of the Dallas Park and Recreation Board. She is contract trainer and adjunct instructor for the Dallas County Community College District.

Robert Parks is DPF’s treasurer, is a former member of the Dallas Park and Recreation Board, and is a manager with Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

Charles Zelazny is immediate past president of the Dallas Parks Foundation. He is owner and president of TaxSaver Plan, a Dallas-based benefits consulting and administration firm. Zelazny is also a director of the Bachman Lake Foundation.

“Great cities are known for their grand public places and great parks. Dallas parks are beginning a long road to once again becoming recognized as among the best in the nation and it is the intention of the Dallas Parks Foundation to work with the city to achieve that goal,” Reynolds said.

The Dallas Parks Foundation has raised more than $1.6 million in private funding to support projects such as the Fair Park Centennial, White Rock Museum and the Send A Kid to Camp program.

The foundation’s other directors for the 2007 term are: Michael Hal Anderson, Robert Dotson, Paul Lehner, Veletta Forsythe-Lill, Craig McDaniel, Paula Peters and Barbara Steele.

More information about the foundation is available at