"I can think of no one better to serve on the Park Board, especially now. Russ is deeply engaged in the issues that matter most — our quality of life, our environment, and beautiful, useful outdoor spaces. He understands our responsibility to care for our green spaces and to ensure that they are available to everyone. He is a strong advocate for equity and social justice; committed to a vision of the City’s commons. Having worked with Russ for many years on the Food Council, I can attest that he is a committed and empathetic leader. He listens. He understands the power of collaboration and inspires others to work engage with each other to move things along. Russ loves our parks; he has tremendous integrity; he meets his promises; he shows up."