Remy Long is a Deputy Manager of Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation, overseeing the City’s land conservation programming. This encompasses stewardship programming across the park system’s natural areas, as well as conservation acquisitions. Part of his work includes advancing the City’s pioneering land conservation program, the Greenbelt, which has permanently conserved 7,500+ acres surrounding the City of Ann Arbor. Remy is an experienced grant-writer and administrator, and well-versed in strategic and operational planning, partnership development, and programmatic innovations.
Prior to joining the City, Remy worked for The Conservation Fund, a national environmental nonprofit, and Legacy Land Conservancy, a regional environmental nonprofit. Before starting a career in nonprofit and governmental service, he served three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa focused on environmental projects. He holds a BS in Environmental Studies and International Relations from Western Michigan University, and a MS from the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability.
By appointment of the Governor, Remy also serves on the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development’s Agricultural Preservation Fund Board. He is married to an endlessly curious and astute conservationist, Allene, with whom he has two children, Rhus and Castor.