Sustainable Playland Inc. (SPI), which has been selected to manage Westchester County’s historic Playland Park, has announced two new additions to its Board of Directors: Patricia A. Schofield of New Rochelle and Laura Blackman of Yonkers.
Schofield is the Business Manager of Propact LLC. She oversees all business facets of operations and financial management, while facilitating new business initiations and charitable endeavors.
Blackman is an attorney with more than 20 years of public and private sector legal experience.
“We are pleased to have two new board members with the background and experience of Patricia and Laura,” said Kim Morque, President of SPI. “As we continue to move toward implementation of the Playland Improvement Plan and the myriad of elements involved in the transition from County to SPI management of this important cultural and community asset, we are fortunate to have a board comprised of talented individuals representing a range of professions and communities from across Westchester.”
County Executive Rob Astorino selected SPI from among a dozen respondents to his Request for Proposals to Re-invent Playland for the 21st Century.
SPI expects to phase into the management of the park this year and to assume full management responsibilities in 2015. The restoration of revitalization of the park will be done over several years.