Angie Wierzbicki at Cullinan Park’s popular boardwalk. She has been named the first executive director of the Cullinan Park Conservancy. (Photo by Cheryl Marti)
Cullinan Park Conservancy hires first executive director
ullinan Park Conservancy (CPC) recently welcomed Angie Wierzbicki as its first executive director. Wierzbicki officially assumed the parttime role on Feb. 15. “The conservancy board is excited to take
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this next step with the organization and for this position to be filled by Angie,” said Gary Tuma, CPC President. “As the conservancy has now surpassed $1 million in funding received for the park, we needed a leader who will be able to build upon the small volunteer board’s efforts.” Wierzbicki’s background uniquely positions her for this role. With a master’s degree in recreation, park and tourism administration, focusing on community development and nature-based tourism, and almost 10 years of experience in leadership positions at nonprofits, Wierzbicki plans to advance the conservancy’s fundraising outcomes, build on the relationship between the conservancy and the City of Sugar Land, and guide park projects per the board’s goals. “I am humbled and honored to serve the conservancy and the community in this capacity,” Wierzbicki shared. “We are poised to polish this natural jewel, the park, for Sugar Land residents and the greater Fort Bend and Houston communities, not
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to mention the flora and fauna that call the park home.” Previous to CPC, Wierzbicki was executive director of Fort Bend Cares Foundation. She is also a graduate of the Leadership for Nonprofit Excellence class, organized by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and The George Foundation. Before receiving her master’s degree in 2007, Wierzbicki served two years in the Peace Corps in Malawi, Africa, working on environmental health projects, and earned her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism at the University of Southern California. Joseph S. and Lucie H. Cullinan Park at Oyster Creek (aka Cullinan Park) consists of 754 acres, west of Addicks-Howell Road, just north of Sugar Land Regional Airport on Highway 6. Cullinan Park Conservancy was created in 2010 to advocate for, enhance and protect the natural beauty of Cullinan Park. For more information or to get involved, visit www.cullinanparkconservancy.org.