Current Speaker


Brian Zimmerman
Executive Director, Cleveland MetroParks

November 17, 2010

Brian Zimmerman started as the sixth executive director of the Metroparks March 15.  Zimmerman, 38, was chosen from a nationwide pool of about 60 applicants to run the 93-year history.

As head of the Cleveland system, his job is similar to that of a city manager, overseeing every department in the Metroparks, a political subdivision with its own ordinances and police force, to say nothing of thousands of acres of parkland.

Zimmerman is currently working on two parallel strategic plans that will lay out the goals of the park system and the Cleveland Zoo for the next ten years. 



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