Senior Director of Civic Initiatives
Jennifer Quinn Mahar joined the Conservancy in 2012. Jennifer helps oversee the Parks Stewardship Program, a unique partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and our amazing network of 100 volunteer park friend groups. Together we organize, resource and celebrate the volunteers who advocate for our wonderful city parks. Jennifer leads the Reimagining the Civic Commons pilot in Philadelphia– an innovative collaboration of public space organizations that has grown to a learning network of over 20 partners. She also manages a newly developing citywide engagement strategy connecting previously siloed organizations and stewardship groups. In addition, Jennifer helps oversee civic engagement for the Conservancy’s capital projects and runs key public-facing programs such as Farm Philly and We Walk PHL.
Jennifer is a proud Board member of the Centennial Parkside CDC, loves rowing on the Schuylkill River at dawn and spending hazy summer afternoons in Houston Meadow. She loves all of Philly’s parks, but has a special place in her heart for Roxborough Reservoir.