My name as you may know by now is Alicia D. Smith. I am woman with big dreams to influence, lead and build an amazing world for all us of to thrive in starting with my leadership in the parks! I have the unique pleasure of building in community daily through my work and I desire to do more of it. I have the honor of being the Mother of two Amazing boys. My sons are intelligent, fun, imaginative, kind hearted and cool.
I live in South Minneapolis with my family however I was raised in North Minneapolis. Like many of you reading this my family and I frequent the parks daily. My sons are participants in various sports through the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Programs. I have coached multiple youth sports teams in both North and South Minneapolis.
I want to serve to truly create a park system that serves all who choose to frequent the parks. I want to build programs that are reflective of what communities’ desire while still being innovative in delivery. I want to ensure fair and equitable access. I want to bridge generations of park users together creating rich interactions and experiences. I want to build with all of you and co- create parks we all can find value in.
Filing day… it official folks we are on the ballot. This is a community campaign that will work for all of us building parks that we all truly enjoy! Thank you for your support, insight and encouragement ! #aliciaforparks #afp #aliciaforparksatlarge
Check out this great video which gives you more insight in to how I see change for our parks!
video shot by Adrian and Ayolanda Mack (thank you)