Suzanne Wolf has a strong track record of building alliances among diverse individuals and community groups, non-profit partners, and staff teams to build healthy communities.
Prior to affiliating with MRG, Suzanne spent 20 years leading parks and recreation departments, including her role as Community Services Director in the City of Fremont. In Fremont, Suzanne led the Parks Planning and Design, Park Maintenance, Environmental Services, Urban Forestry and Recreation Divisions. Her team managed over 1,200 acres of park and open space and delivered recreation programs to over 15,000 households a year. With 102 staff members, she operated a $45M operating budget and a capital budget of over $40M.
As the Deputy Director of the City of San José—the 12th largest city in the United States—Suzanne oversaw an operating budget of $23 million, 180 staff, and 54 community centers. She was also responsible for a network of over 100 non-profit, public, and private organizations in the delivery of services to the community including the nationally-recognized Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force.
As Project Manager for the City of San José, Suzanne designed key strategic plans including the original “Greenprint” for the Department, an Aquatics Master Plan, and a Community Sports Field Study. Under her guidance, the department increased revenue from 28% to 40%.
Suzanne has presented at national and statewide conferences with NRPA, ASLA, CPRS, ORPA, and YMCA. She also spoke in Beijing, China, with students and leaders on possible reuse ideas for the Olympic Stadium. Suzanne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in legal studies from U.C. Berkeley, a Master’s Degree in public administration from the University of Washington, and is a National Recreation and Parks Association Certified Parks and Recreation Executive (CPRE). In 2021-22, she completed the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative Program.
Welcome aboard Suzanne! We’re glad to have you on our team. LinkedIn Post