Emily Ditsch joined City Parks Alliance in 2019 as the organization’s development manager. She works to improve the membership experience, secure sponsorships to support ongoing programming and the Greater & Greener conference, and bring the work of City Parks Alliance to a broader audience of new members.
Prior to CPA, Emily worked with the major giving team at the National Trust for Historic Preservation and as a web archivist at the Arizona State Archives. She got her start in member relations working in visitor services and development events positions at the University of Virginia Rotunda and Fralin Museum of Art. Her love of the built environment developed while studying for her degree in art history, English, and history at the University of Virginia.
In her spare time, Emily enjoys exploring her historic neighborhood and the many museums in Washington, D.C. Her favorite park is Piestewa Peak in Phoenix, Arizona, her neighborhood park growing up and home to many Girl Scout troop outings and family hikes.