Monica Conrad is Director of Parks & Recreation for Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. She manages more than 100 parks ranging from small urban “pocket parks” to destination parks with hundreds of acres along with recreational programming, special events and new park initiatives. She works with a team of parks employees, citizens, council members and government leaders to drive success in creating great parks with memorable experiences. Monica has extensive experience in the hospitality industry and most recently served as Deputy Commissioner of Kentucky State Parks. She holds a BS from Purdue University.