A Special Note from Our New Executive Director


Dear West Central Park community,

I am so excited to serve the West Central Park Project and surrounding community as the new Executive Director! I look forward to getting to know the community more but for starters, here’s a little bit about myself:

I received my bachelor’s degree at The Evergreen State College and my Master’s in Sustainable Business from Pinchot University. This education provided me a solid foundation in environmental studies, sustainable business management, systems thinking, and leadership. 

For the last 10 years I’ve worked at Joint Base Lewis-McChord as the Sustainability Outreach Coordinator. Families move every two to three years so having programs in place to help foster community and sustainability is important. It needs to be easy for them to have that sense of home as quickly as possible. Some of the programs I’ve implemented are two community gardens, an awards program that incentivized service members to incorporate sustainability into their unit’s daily processes, and a comprehensive alternative transportation program that includes bike share, rideshare, and an on-base transit system. I’m eager to incorporate the things I learned into the West Central Park Project.

I have a wonderful husband and I’m the mom of two amazing daughters, 2 and 6. The part-time schedule of this job is perfect for me to remain involved in their lives and education. In my “spare” time I love to garden, kayak, and play outside.

What the WCP community has built here is special. I can feel the love that the park was built with and I’m honored to be a part of it. I commit to uphold the vision of this community space; work hard to ensure this park will remain a neighborhood gem for future generations; be open and available for conversations and suggestions from the community; and I’m going to have a lot of fun doing it!

I look forward to working with all of you to continue to nurture this space that’s a part of a walkable neighborhood and a resilient, connected community!

Miriam Villacian
Executive Director
West Central Park Project
Director@aparkforus.org