Former Environmental Commissioner to Run Prospect Park

Prospect Park has a new leader with a long history of helping keep the city green. Emily Lloyd, a former commissioner of the city Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Sanitation, has been chosen to replace the park’s longtime administrator, Tupper Thomas.

Ms. Lloyd, 65, will serve, as Ms. Thomas has, both as Prospect Park’s administrator for the parks department and as president of the Prospect Park Alliance, the nonprofit organization that helps run the park.

Ms. Lloyd headed the Department of Environmental Protection from 2005 to 2008 and was the sanitation commissioner in the Dinkins administration from 1992 to 1994. In between, she was an executive vice president at Columbia University. Currently, she is the chief operating officer of Trinity Real Estate, the real-estate arm of Trinity Church, one of Manhattan’s biggest landowners.

“Emily is a proven leader with a wealth of experience managing complex projects at the intersection of the public realm and citizen activism,” Adrian Benepe, the parks commissioner, said in a statement.

Ms. Thomas, who had run the park since 1980 and was credited with giving it new life, had announced her retirement in April.

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