STAFF

Alex Doty, Incoming Executive Director

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Alex has a strong professional history in bringing small organizations forward with focused strategic planning, growing coalitions, and creative fundraising to support this growth. As Executive Director of the League of American Bicyclists in Washington, DC, he oversaw a national summit, built stronger local advocacy, stabilized their membership program and consolidated data information. Locally, he led the Bicycle Coalition for 11 years, growing it from two staff and a small budget to a staff of 20 with a budget of $1.2 million. He has shared best practices with partner organizations, worked to advance equity, diversity and inclusion within his organizations, and cultivated skills and growth among his staff.

Alex starts at the Parks Alliance on September 1.

adoty@philaparks.org

 

damon c. williams, community outreach manager

Damon, born and raised in West Philadelphia, is a product of Temple University’s JPRA program.

Upon completion, Damon embarked on two award-winning tenures in journalism, first as a community and breaking news reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, and later, as a Senior Political Reporter for the Philadelphia Tribune. Over the past decade and a half, Damon has developed and nurtured relationships with a wide variety of Registered Community Organizations, Advisory Councils, stakeholders, and community members in ensuring Philadelphia’s communities received proper coverage and exposure.

Through his tireless community work and responsible writing, Damon has been recognized and honored by Philadelphia City Council, the National Association of Black Journalists, IAFF Local 22, and the Greater Philadelphia Hip-Hop Alliance. Damon is a fervent supporter of all of Philadelphia’s great and diverse communities.

Damon currently lives in Overbrook with his wife Francina, two children – Jahfari and Selah - a blasé cat and mischievous dog.

 

 

Carl Smith