Long-term Conservancy board member Bill Lemmon recently rotated off the board and onto the Advisory Committee .Bill first joined the board more than twenty years ago (the exact date may be lost in the mists of time) and was a passionate and steadfast supporter of Washington Park for many years before that. Bill and his wife Carolyn raised their family on State Street and are often seen greeting friends and neighbors from their front stoop on many fine Albany evenings.

Throughout his long involvement with the Conservancy, Bill has been a dedicated volunteer, and he has a particular passion for the historic landscape of the park. You’ll find him at monthly clean-ups, Arbor Day planting, the annual Tulip Dig & Sale, and the fall garden plantings to ready the park for the Spring. His wealth of understanding about the state of the park, and projects that where we should focus attention are only matched by his easy wit and profound knowledge about all things Washington Park. It is truly impressive. The Washington Park Conservancy is exceedingly thankful for his many years of service to our board, to Washington Park, and to the City of Albany. We will continue to benefit from his knowledge and energy on our advisory board but please do take the opportunity to give your own thanks the next time you see Bill in the park.

From left: volunteers JohnMcLennan, Bill emmon and Mark Brogna at Arbor Day tree planting, April  2023