Frank Lance is proud that he’s helped make his hometown of Baltimore a better place as president and CEO of the Parks & People Foundation, a nonprofit that seeks to create stronger communities through parks and green spaces.
“As a Baltimore native, being able to give back to my community and witness the transformation first-hand has been an incredibly rewarding experience,” he wrote. “From bringing smiles to the faces of children to contributing to the growth and preservation of green and recreational spaces, I feel a profound sense of purpose and meaning in my work.”
Advancing equity issues is Lance’s main priority as he seeks to close the gaps that keep some families from gaining access to resources and opportunities that perpetuate disparity.
“I aim to create lasting positive change and ensure every resident has an equal opportunity to thrive,” he said. “My focus on equity is not a passing passion; it drives me every day to be an agent of change and advocate for a brighter, fairer future for all Baltimoreans.”
It is the mission of Parks & People to address historical inequities and drive community redevelopment; the group provides state-of-the-art out-of-school-time programming and creates vibrant parks and green spaces that serve as essential public assets. Under his leadership, the organization has added 20 parks and green spaces in the city.
While executing Parks & People’s mission, Lance was selected this year to attend The Weinberg Foundation’s Israel Mission trip and is involved with the Waterfront Partnership, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy PATIENTS program and more.