Portland Parks Conservancy

The Portland Parks Conservancy was launched by Elliotsville Plantation, Inc. to help support the numerous parks, trails, open spaces, programs, and recreational facilities of the City of Portland for public benefit, in order to enhance the quality of life, protect the environment, and promote the economic well-being of Portland. In November 2018, the Conservancy announced that it had named Nan Cumming to serve as its first Executive Director.

The Conservancy is an independent Maine non-profit corporation (IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit application pending), incorporated in August 2017, and launched in early 2018.

Mission Statement

Support Portland’s parks, trails, and open spaces by raising philanthropic capital and encouraging civic engagement in alignment with community priorities.

Board Members

  • Andrew Magoun, President
  • Kate Swan Malin, Vice President
  • Chanel Lewis, Secretary
  • Ponch Membreño, Treasurer
  • Eleanor "Noni" Ames
  • Sally DeLuca
  • Arthemon "Art" Kabwigiri
  • Sally Oldham
  • Jack Phillips
  • Casey Prentice
  • Anne Pringle
  • Kate Snyder
  • Anna "Dory" Waxman