Sue Black, Director of Arizona State Parks, joins the Park Leaders Show to discuss creating a Gold Medal culture in parks.
Arizona State Parks is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Director Black has a goal to win the National Parks and Recreation Association Gold Medal Award this year. Throughout her career, Director Black has set high goals and then found a way to achieve it.
Sue Black has been a director of two State Park systems, Wisconsin and Arizona, as well as Director of a County Park system. She brings a unique perspective to any parks conversation. Customers don’t care about jurisdiction. Customers want to recreate. If different park systems are willing to work together, we can serve people better.
As a previous Gold Medal winner with Milwaukee County Parks, and a finalist with Wisconsin State Parks, Director Black is working with her team to develop the culture to make Arizona State Parks a Gold Medal winner.
Sue also shares the tragic story that led to Granite Mountain Hotshot Memorial State Park.