Michael Halicki serves as the executive director for Park Pride, the Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities throughout the City of Atlanta to activate the power of parks. Working with over 100+ Friends of the Park groups, the nonprofit provides leadership, services, and funding to help communities realize their dreams for neighborhood parks that support healthy people, strong neighborhoods, vibrant business districts, a robust economy and a healthy environment. Under his leadership, Park Pride has received 4-star designation by Charity Navigator’s 4-Star Designation and Guidestar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency for several years running. Michael manages staff and programs, supports the board, and leads/oversees advocacy, fundraising, public relations, and program development efforts. He was named as one of “50 Influential Nonprofit Leaders” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2016 and 2017. He has been recognized as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s 2019 Notable Georgians and included in The Atlanta 500, Atlanta Magazine’s list of Atlanta’s most influential leaders, in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. Additionally, Michael serves on The Livable Communities Council of the Urban Land Institute – Atlanta.
Executive Director at Park Pride