Coffin Grant Recipients

Jackson Prize Recipients

Place Maker Award Recipients

Place Keeper Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

2020 Place Keeper Award
Elizabeth W. Smith 

awards_placekeeper_2020_pic2b.pngElizabeth “Betsy” Smith was appointed president and CEO of the Central Park Conservancy in 2018. In this capacity she oversees the protection and enhancement of the park through dedicated daily maintenance, well-regulated public events, successful fundraising, astute marketing, and frequent constituency communications. As the current place keeper-in-chief, she is also spearheading a strategic plan that addresses usage of the park, which was increasing back in normal times and will again. Her goal is to foster its continued stewardship through a commitment to financial sustainability, operational excellence, and engaged governance.