The Foundation for Geauga Parks Resumes Search for Executive Director

The Foundation for Geauga Parks (FGP) Board of Trustees announces an opening for Executive Director to lead this organization into the next phase of growth. The full position description is available at Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and list of references to No phone calls please. The Foundation for Geauga Parks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

“We are resuming the search which began in 2020 upon the retirement of Executive Director Gretchen Faro,” says FGP President Adam Henry. “We are so grateful to Paige Orvis who has taken the helm in the interim, providing steadfast leadership and a consistent presence in our community, but we respect her desire for part time employment.”

“It is an honor to serve this organization, which has done so much to support the work of our area parks,” says Paige Orvis. “I’ve never worked for a more dedicated and engaged board of directors. Their passion for protecting Geauga’s unique natural resources is immeasurable.”

The Foundation for Geauga Parks an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit that raises funds to support all parks in Geauga County. Established in 1990, the Foundation’s work and mission have been greatly responsible for some of Geauga County’s transformational success stories in land conservation and nature education.

FGP’s efforts provided a significant source of private funding for a variety of Geauga County’s signature parks and initiatives: The West Woods, The Rookery, and Observatory Park. FGP collaborated with multiple organizations to create the Geauga Skywatchers Club targeted for children grades 6-12 with an interest in astronomy.

The Foundation is also the primary source of funding for Nature Scopes, in which all of Geauga County’s 5th grade public and parochial school students participate. In recent years FGP expanded the scope of their mission to also support Geauga County’s township parks.

Our core belief is that park visitors experience the natural environment on nature’s terms, which is not only good for us as individuals, but also helps build and maintain a strong community.

For more information about the Foundation for Geauga Parks, contact the Foundation office at 440-564-1048, or explore


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