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Frank Juliano to Retire as Executive Director
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Summit, NJ 07901
Summit, NJ The Board of Trustees and Staff at Reeves-Reed Arboretum have announced the retirement plans of Executive Director, Frank Juliano. Having served eight years as leader of the Arboretum, Juliano will retire on June 30, 2020.
"The success and growth we've shared here, the successes we've experienced together, and the dreams we continue to envision, have made the Arboretum more relevant, more powerful, and more fun than we've ever imagined, "says Juliano. "To my board and colleagues, please know that my career choices have allowed me the power of vision, knowledge, access and the platform to serve others. But first, the opportunity had to be there. Thank you for the gift of opportunity."
Board President Pascal Lalonde congratulates Frank on "his countless contributions, his infectious enthusiasm, his unique and personal approach," and "his belief that no dream is too big in advancing the Arboretum's mission."
The Board is also pleased to announce that Jackie Kondel has been selected as the new Executive Director, effective July 1. Jackie's passion for the Arboretum and for its core mission to educate, is evident in the award-winning programming she and her team offer at the Arboretum. A smooth and seamless transition is anticipated for the staff and trustees and for all the Arboretum stakeholders.
Celebrating over 40 years as a historic public garden and education resource, Reeves-Reed Arboretum engages, educates and enriches the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of the gardens and estate. Open 7 days, the Arboretum is listed on both the National and New Jersey State Historic Registers. Funding for RRA has been made possible in part by the NJ Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Dept. of Parks & Community Renewal.
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