Christine Poff, executive director of the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC), is leaving the organization after leading it for more than a decade, according to an email blast sent by FPC.
FPC is a nonprofit group that helps maintain the park. Poff did not respond to a request for comment.
“It has been such a privilege to care for this wonderful park and come to know many of you as friends,” Poff said in the email blast. “Franklin Park is still my park—I hope to bump into you walking the loop, sledding this winter or at a Playhouse concert.”
Poff said that it was an “incredible experience” to work with FPC board members, park neighbors and others to revive the Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park, involve youths with park services, cleaning the park and advocating for improvements.
“Thanks to all of you who have invested time and resources—community members, public officials, organizational partners, foundations, FPC members, young people and volunteers,” she said. “I shudder to think what the park would be today without all of us pulling together. Please continue to raise your voices.”
Poff said former FPC board member Anita Morson-Matra will replace her as executive director.