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Tom Evers

Executive Director, Minneapolis Park Foundation, United States

Tom Evers is the executive director of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation, a nonprofit committed to transforming human life through parks and public space. He has focused his career on strategically guiding organizations dedicated to parks, land conservation, and youth development. Prior to joining the Minneapolis Parks Foundation, he served as the founding executive director of Playworks Minnesota, part of a national non-profit dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children by creating opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. Mr. Evers served for more than a decade with the Trust for Public Land, where he supported efforts to fund and create new parks and natural areas throughout the Upper Midwest. Before this, Mr. Evers worked in Vermont as a park ranger and with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. He has a Master's of Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs and is a graduate of St. John's University.