Speaker Details

Adam Smith

East Operations District, City of Denver

Adam manages the East Operations District for the City of Denver. He received his degree in Horticulture at the University of Arkansas. Prior to his career at Denver Parks and Recreation, Adam served as horticulturist for the University of Chicago Botanic Garden and assistant horticulturist at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

With the City of Denver, he is focused on developing a parks operation program that meets the demands of the highly-engaged Denver park user. With over 50 park sites comprising 900 irrigated acres and 400 acres open space, finding operational efficiency and best management practices is the key to the team’s success. When not at work Adam loves playing tennis, grill season, road trips through the southwestern deserts, and spending time with his family.